Novak Djokovic released - He started training

Novak Djokovic has already started training and is ready to defend his Australian Open title

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Novak Djokovic has already started training and is - at least for now - ready to defend his Australian Open title, having Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal District Court in Melbourne revoked his visa.

After a rather confusing day of listening to that Djokovic was ordered to be released from immigration detention for procedural reasons, while the judge said he had not been given enough time to challenge the initial cancellation of his visa.

However The biggest question was not whether the Serbian champion had the right to rely on a medical exemption from the Tennis Federation of Australia to enter the country and play in the tournament without being vaccinated against it. Covid-19.

It is quite possible that Djokovic's success in these processes will prove to be a "hollow victory", since in the next few hours, as the lawyer of the government, the Minister of Immigration, Alex Hawk, pointed out he will now consider whether to exercise his personal power to revoke the tennis star's visa for a second time.

Speaking to the BBC, immigration lawyer Daniel Estrin said that Djokovic's case was not unusual. Estrin said she sees many customers being deported after failing to provide further evidence within the 20-minute period given to them at the airport. Unlike Djokovic, however, they do not have the means to defend their affairs.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawks has the power to revoke Djokovic's visa, and Estrine has said she considers it possible to cancel it out of principle.

Estrine said that predictably"the minister can cancel visas if it was in the public interest to do so" and this is likely to be the justification that will be used in the event of Djokovic's deportation.

Although it is still possible that Djokovic will not play in the Australian Open in Melbourne next week, some are wondering if the Serb could face problems in the upcoming Grand Slam.

The French Open is set to take place in May, while the Wimbledon kicks off in June.

However, French Sports Minister Roxana Maratsineanou said the situation in Melbourne would not be repeated in Paris, as France does not have the same entry rules as Australia.

"He will still be able to participate in the tournament because the protocols and the health bubble will allow it," he said, adding that vaccination is not currently mandatory for entry into France.

Meanwhile, according to current rules, anyone who arrives in England and has not been vaccinated must be quarantined for at least five days.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, declined to comment on whether he believed Djokovic should be allowed to compete in Wimbledon, saying only that he "believes in vaccination".

The uncertainty of Novak Djokovic's participation is a big issue for the organizers of the Open. The draw of the Australian Open takes place on Thursday and the big issue that has arisen, is a "headache" for the organizers, since his presence will be important, as he is the No. 1 in the world and the opener of the Open with nine titles.

Until the next few hours, when the decision of the Australian Minister of Immigration is expected, Novak Djokovic will surely win the first set in a very long fight that still remains open.