The World’s number one tennis player has just won his appeal in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia after the government refused to give him the required visa ahead of the Australian Open.
Although the Australian government tried to push the hearing by 48 hours, the court order by Judge Anthony Kelly said that the visa had been refused without prejudice, and the case would be heard at 10 am on Monday.
The case centred around Australia’s government and border force as they’ve made errors over handling and revoking Djokovi’s visa. On the other hand, the 34-year-old claimed that he satisfied the requirements for a medical exemption as he contracted COVID-19 in December.
However, the decision of whether Novak will be able to participate and defend the Grand Slam title this year is still uncertain. The Serbian wants to take home the 10th Australian Open title and with it become the player with the most Grand Slams title.
Last year he was close to grabbing his 22nd Grand Slam title, but Daniil Medvedev was able to win in the US Open final.