Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic took a very important step in his desire to fight the Australian Open by winning his first legal battle against that country’s government in a hearing after his visa was revoked because he was vaccinated against Covid-19. was not imposed.
Despite taking this set, considered the best tennis player in the world according to the ATP rankings, he still could not claim victory, as Australian authorities threatened to revoke his visa for a second time and deport him. .
“I am pleased and grateful that the judge reversed the cancellation of my visa. Despite what happened, I want to stay and play @AustralianOpen”, wrote Balkan on his Twitter account, who also trained, According to information disclosed to the press by his brother Jordje.
They tried to persuade him to sign the revocation of his visa. He refused to do so because there was no reason
Novak’s father Srijan Djokovic
Speaking to television station Prava in Belgrade, Jordje described the court’s decision as “a major defeat for the Australian authorities”. For his part, the Speaker of the Serbian Parliament, Ivica Deसिकi, expressed his concern that Australia would deport Nole, despite this earlier point in his favour. “The process should have ended when the court gave its verdict on the matter,” he told Happy TV.
Australian Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly concluded that the 34-year-old did not have enough time to speak with his lawyers before a decision to revoke his visa was made, prompting the government to release the athlete from his Melbourne hotel. Time given for 30 minutes. According to his relatives, the last four nights were spent with inhuman treatment.
Following the verdict, government attorney Christopher Tran told the judge that the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke, “would consider whether he exercises personal power to revoke.”
Whether or not he agreed with Djokovic on certain things, Justice has spoken. all the luck for him
Rafael Nadal, tennis player
This means the current Australian Open monarch could be relegated and missed the competition starting next January 17, in addition to being denied entry for three years.
One of the first tennis players to speak about the condition was Spanish Rafael Nadal, who assured that although he does not understand the Serbian’s decision to vaccinate, he believes the treatment he received this final week He was not right.
“Whether I agree with Djokovic on certain things or not, without a doubt, Justice said and said that he has the right to participate in the Australian Open, and I truly believe that is the most appropriate thing to do. Let him do so.” ,” he said in an interview with Spanish radio Onda Cerro.
Sooner or later all of us have to get vaccinated, so don’t know why so much controversy, this is a show that doesn’t benefit tennis.
Garbine Muguruza, tennis player
Another who expressed his opinion was also Spanish garbine Muguruza, who criticized the incident and described it as an unnecessary show, noting that it helped no one.
“I don’t want to get too involved, because what’s going to happen isn’t resolved yet, but what I do know is that whatever is happening is a show and I don’t know if it will lead to the tournament and Tennis benefits or not. In the end, I don’t know who wins from all of this,” he insisted at a news conference in Sydney.
For his part, Britain’s Andy Murray, five-time runner-up at the Australian Open, also assured that, despite being well with Djokovic, he does not believe the situation is positive.
“I hope Novak is okay, I’ve always had a good relationship with him. That’s really not a good thing for tennis, and I don’t think it’s good for anyone involved,” said silver at the 2012 London Olympics The medalist commented.
- January 4: The Belgrade native says he has received a medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
- January 5: Australian Open chief Craig Tilly reveals that 26 players or their support staff had sought exemptions, but few were granted.
- 6 January: Australia revokes Knoll’s visa upon arrival in Melbourne, arguing that the player did not provide “sufficient evidence to satisfy the requirements for entry into Australia”, and is taken to an Australian detention centre. . immigrant.
- January 7: Czech tennis player Renata Vorakova is transferred to the same center as the Serbian, as she also entered the country with a medical exemption.
- January 8: The 34-year-old tennis player’s lawyers say the athlete was exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine because he was infected on December 16.
- January 10: The Serbian wins his deportation case in Australia and a judge orders his release. However, your attendance in the first major of the year is not guaranteed.