The judge supposed to deliver the verdict on Djokovic’s case has asked the Australian authorities, “What more could Djokovic do?”
This question came in after Djokovic’s lawyer’s said, “Djokovic declared before boarding his flight to Australia from Dubai that he had a medical contraindication and was able to provide evidence of that.”
The Judge has given the first set Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic’s case against the Australian authorities has finally reached the court. The hearing began with Judge Anthony Kelly introducing both sides in the form of a tennis match.
He said, “The other players today are Nick Wood SC and Paul Holdenson QC for Novak Djokovic and Christopher Tran for Home Affairs Minister, Karen Andrews (& the Commonwealth).”
However, after this small joke, the hearing began with all seriousness. Djokovic’s lawyer Nick Wood began by presenting his side of the case.
The most interesting part during the first part of the hearing came where Wood made the following statement. He said, “Djokovic declared before boarding his flight to Australia from Dubai that he had a medical contraindication and was able to provide evidence of that.”
The Judge was in absolute shock to hear this and questioned the Australian authorities that, “What more could Novak Djokovic do?”
Although this seems to be a huge plus point for Djokovic and his lawyers, the hearing hasn’t ended yet and it’s important to wait before coming down to conclusions. After the question, the hearing moved on and Djokovic’s lawyers continued to show evidence trying to make their case stronger.