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Djokovic Trains for Australia Open After Court Reinstates Visa

  • World No. 1 has visa cancellation overturned in hearing
  • Immigration minister has power to cancel it a second time
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WATCH: An Australian judge quashed the cancellation of Novak Djokovic’s visa in a court hearing Monday.Source: Bloomberg
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Novak Djokovic may stay in Australia and vie for a record 21st Grand Slam victory after a court quashed the cancellation of his visa and ordered his immediate release from detention in a hotel.

Judge Anthony Kelly said the world mens’ tennis No. 1 didn’t have enough time to fully respond after officials notified him early on Thursday morning that he had insufficient proof to enter the country under current Covid rules. In the late Monday afternoon decision via a virtual hearing, he ordered the government to pay the star’s costs and release him.