Tennis star Novak Djokovic was released from an Australian immigration detention facility on Monday after Australian Judge Anthony Kelly reinstated his visa following an appeal by Djokovic’s lawyers. Kelly ruled that the federal government’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa following his arrival in Australia was “unreasonable.”
Djokovic announced his intention to stay in Australia and play in the 2022 Australian Open following the news.
“I’m pleased and grateful that the judge overturned my visa cancellation,” Djokovic posted to social media. “Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete at the Australian Open.”
“I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.”
I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge