Tennis start Novak Djokovic wins court case, Australian judge orders release from detention and and will be defending his Australian Open title.
After many breaks in court proceedings, Djokovic was declared victorious by Judge Anthony Kelly. Kelly ordered Novak be removed from immigration detention within half an hour of his decision and that the government pay the tennis star’s court costs.
Djokovic’s lawyers alleged that the visa cancellation notice that was given to the world number one was defective as per the ABC. Barristers Paul Holdenson, Nikola Dragojlovic, Nick Wood and Jim Hartley from Svensson Barristers then went on to explain that Novak had gone to considerable effort to get his visa documents organised before arriving in Australia.
The presiding judge Anthony Kelly then sought to clear up the timeline from the morning Djokovic landed in Australia and was promptly told to leave.