Novak Djokovic ‘Grateful’ After Australian Judge Orders He Be Admitted To Country
Following a back and forth with the Australian government over his Covid-19 vaccination status and eligibility to compete in the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic is “pleased and grateful” that his appeal to enter the country was successful and he wants to “stay and try to compete” in the event.
Judge Anthony Kelly ixnayed the visa cancellation and ordered the Australian government to pay legal costs and release the top-ranked tennis player from detention within half an hour.
However, Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke is still deciding whether to exercise a personal power of cancellation of Djokovic’s visa, which could drag on for many days.
I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen
I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans. 👇 pic.twitter.com/iJVbMfQ037
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 10, 2022