World No. 1 Wins Court Case To Play Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is free


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Novak Djokovic’s cancelled visa ruling has been “quashed” in the Federal Circuit Court. 

Judge Anthony Kelly has revoked the decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa, finding it to be “unreasonable” and instead ordered his immediate release.

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Judge Kelly also ordered that Djokovic’s passport and all other personal effects be returned to him, along with the government forking out his legal costs.

The order was pronounced in open court at 5.16pm.

Counsel to the commonwealth Christopher Tran told the court the Immigration and Citizenship Minister Alex Hawke, will consider whether to exercise his personal power to cancel the tennis champions visa regardless.

Judge Kelly says he is "very concerned" about what may unfold.

More to come.

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