11 Jan 2022 | 07:33 | Tennis
The world’s number one tennis player said he would put aside the past to focus on the goal of defending the title at the Australian Open.
“I’m very happy and grateful that the judge overturned my visa ban. Regardless of what happened, I want to stay and try to compete at the Australian Open. I’m still focused on that. flew here to play at one of the most important events we have, in front of the amazing fans,” Novak Djokovic shared on his personal page.
On the afternoon of January 10, the world number one tennis player was declared by Judge Anthony Kelly to have won the case against the Australian government. He was released and returned his visa and personal papers. At this point, Djokovic just waits to see if Immigration Minister Alex Hawke makes a decision to cancel the visa.
In his hometown of Serbia, Djokovic’s family and fans celebrated when he won the lawsuit. The family of the world’s number one tennis player holds an online press conference to share the joy.
“We send our love to Nole, helping him get through this very difficult situation as a winner. We want to thank the Australian justice system, for what Judge Kelly did. He did. was neutral, paying attention to detail,” said Djordje, Djokovic’s younger brother.
Meanwhile, Djokovic’s father, Mr. Srdjan, said: “This is a huge victory for Novak, his family and the world of freedom. He respects all that is asked. He just wants to. went to Australia to play tennis. Justice and the rule of law prevailed. The judge declared Novak innocent.”
After being released from the hotel for refugees, Djokovic and his team went to the original rental location, to prepare for the Australian Open 2022. Djokovic only had about a week to practice, before the tournament kicked off on Monday. 17/1. He is the defending champion and is aiming to lift the title for the 10th time at Melbourne Park.