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Novak Djokovic Wins Appeal Against His Australian Visa Being Revoked

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Novak Djokovic cleared to leave quarantine

Novak Djokovic has successfully appealed against a decision to cancel his visa ahead of the Australian Open.

The world number one, who's believed to be unvaccinated against Covid-19, understood he'd been granted a medical exemption to compete in Melbourne.

A judge has now ruled the decision by border officials to revoke it was unreasonable.

Australia's immigration minister could still step in to cancel his visa again.

Medical exemption

He posted on Instagram earlier last week that he was granted an exemption to compete in the Australian Open of which he has won 9 times.

However this was met with backlash - as Australians have faced harsh COVID-19 restrictions.


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Prime Minister Scott Morrison threatened afterwards that Djokovic would be on the 'first plane home' if he didn't provide sufficient proof of a medical exemption.

However, a mishap over his visa meant Djokovic was stopped by Australian Border Forces.

It was reported he had applied for the wrong sub-visa, which didn't cover his exemption.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was questioned on arrival for several hours until around 5am local time in Melbourne.

However it later emerged that Djokovic's visa was revoked and he launched an immediate repeal.

He was allowed to remain in the country but in a quarantine hotel until his hearing this morning.

At the hearing, judge Anthony Kelly quashed the cancellation of Djokovic's visa.

The court heard Djokovic was not given enough time after he was told his visa would be cancelled to speak to his agent or legal team.

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