Saturday, June 25, 2022

Australian Open 2022: SIGH of RELIEF for World No.1 Novak Djokovic, wins Court bid to stay in Australia till Monday- check details

- Advertisement -

Australian Open 2022: SIGH of RELIEF for Djokovic- Amid all the drama that has unfurled over the last 24 hours in Novak Djokovic vs Australian Open saga, the World No.1 has made his first big successful move in Melbourne. Djokovic won his court bid on Thursday and as a result, there would be no immediate deportation, allowing the defending Australian Open champion to stay in Melbourne until at least Monday. Follow Aus Open 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

Novak Djokovic’s legal team has managed to secure an interim injunction preventing authorities to deport the tennis star until at least Monday when a more substantive hearing is scheduled.

Australian Open 2022: SIGH of RELIEF for World No.1 Novak Djokovic, wins Court bid to stay in Australia till Monday

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal takes swipe against Djokovic over A02022 participation ahead of 21st Grand Slam rivalry

Djokovic mounted a legal challenge to his visa cancellation by Australia. He decided to fight it out after he had to spend eight hours in detention at Melbourne Airport where he unsuccessfully pleaded his case to border officials.

As per a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Djokovic’s lawyers had appeared in an online hearing on Thursday. After the Serbian’s visa was cancelled, he was sent to immigration detention at the Park Hotel in Carlton.

Australian Open 2022: SIGH of RELIEF for World No.1 Novak Djokovic, wins Court bid to stay in Australia till Monday- check details

Also Read: Australian Open 2022: No AO22 for World No 1 Novak Djokovic?  Follow LIVE Updates

Why Novak Djokovic was detained at the Airport?

Despite being cleared of medical exemption, Novak Djokovic’s vaccination status forced Australian PM Scott Morrisson amid public outcry made a statement denying him in Australia.

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said Djokovic is no special case and the same rules as everyone will apply to him.

“Mr Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant,” Morrison tweeted.

As per the guidelines, the evidence must be presented at the border by people who are unvaccinated for COVID-19. Australia on Thursday cancelled world number one Novak Djokovic’s visa to enter the country, Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed.

Why Novak Djokovic is important for the Australian Open 2022?

The Serbian has won the Australian Open for the most time by a tennis player in Men’s singles- 9. He is also the defending champion, Djokovic is currently level with Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal.

What next for Djokovic- Aus Open participation in jeopardy?

A decision regarding Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open participation will be made at 10 AM on Monday.

Australian Open 2022: Tennis Community rallies behind World No.1 Novak Djokovic, says politics shouldn’t interfere with sports

Australian Open 2022: SIGH of RELIEF for World No.1 Novak Djokovic, wins Court bid to stay in Australia till Monday

For more sports news and Australian Open 2022 latest updates, follow us at InsideSport.IN

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -