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Novak Djokovic WINS against tennis player’s visa denial to play at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic WILL be able to play at the Australian Open after an Australian referee orders him to be released from quarantine.

The court found the player’s decision to cancel his visa was “absurd” – and he must be released immediately.

A referee asked Djokovic to be released so he can play at the Australian Open

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A referee asked Djokovic to be released so he can play at the Australian OpenCredit: AFP
But Australians can boo him when he plays - after the country was split because he was detained

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But Australians can boo him when he plays – after the country was split because he was detainedCredit: Reuters

Djokovic’s passport and all personal items will be returned to him before he leaves.

The government must also pay his legal costs, the judge ordered.

However, the world’s number one, who is unvaccinated, could face further legal battles as ministers argue that it is using “personal power” to cancel visas.

The Herald Sun reports Djokovic has now left the Park Hotel – but remains in custody.

He has been given special permission to be present with his attorneys during the ongoing trial.

The 34-year-old was forced into a hotel where asylum seekers were located.

He begged to be moved to more sophisticated digs or have his personal chef provide vegan meals – requests were denied.

Nine-time winner Serb Swallow received his marching orders after a six-hour stop at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and a U-turn by Australian authorities.

He was exempt from vaccination – his lawyer said, because he contracted Covid-19 in December – to compete before his visa was significantly cancelled.

But now his legal team claims he only agreed to the cancellation because he was disoriented from lack of sleep and reeling from the official’s “procedural unfairness” treatment. .

The Mail on Sunday reported that Djokovic’s visa was “effectively canceled” while he was still flying on a Boeing 777-300ER from Dubai, and that border officials were made aware of his case.

Court documents allege that Aussie officials made “sly and contrived” attempts to urge him to sign the revocation.

But even after today’s decision to free him, the ace could face a backlash from Australians, who have been divided over the decision to detain him.

Djokovic was initially exempt from the vaccine to compete in the competition.

He has not publicly talked about his vaccination status, but admitted last year that he was “opposed” to vaccination.

Former British No 1 Greg Rusedski hailed the “good news” on Good Morning Britain today – and said it could “allow him to play some of his best tennis”, even if he booed.

“He has a lot to prove,” he said.

“Yes, fans may be against him, but a lot of fans will also support him.”

He said he had “every right to defend his title”, adding: “This is fantastic for the event.”

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Huynh Nguyen

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