Rome, 10 January 2022 – Djokovic won even before playing. The Federal Court of Australia overturned the Commonwealth’s decision to cancel the Serbian tennis player’s visa. Djokovic must be released within 30 minutes, the judge ordered. The government was also sentenced to pay legal fees. It was the Serbian tennis player returned the passport e will be able to participate in the Australian Open, starting on Monday 17.
The Australian government has recognized of not having given Djokovic enough time to produce sufficient evidence, after informing him of the intention to cancel his visa. Despite this, the Minister of Immigration, Alex Hawke, can now intervene personally and still decide to cancel the visa for other reasons, explains the Guardian. If that were to happen, the case could go back to court again as Djokovic would risk being banned from Australia for three years if the minister decides to cancel his visa again.