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Novak Djokovic is ‘refusing’ to leave Australia and will not be deported tonight. The tennis star, who is due to speak at 1pm, has been released from detention after a judge overturned the decision to cancel his visa.
Djokovic won his case to remain in Australia and compete the Australian Open but the threat of deportation is still hanging over him with the Immigration Minister Alex Hawke still considering cancelling his visa.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner travelled to Australia under the premise that he had a medical exemption to enter the country without being vaccinated against coronavirus.
A judge overturned the decision to take away Djokovic’s visa after determining that it was made before the tennis star was told he would be allowed to provide more information.
Despite the verdict, Djokovic may well be sent packing later this week, with the saga expected to rumble on over the next few days. Scenes have already turned to chaos in Melbourne with police clashing with fans and using pepper spray in a bid to disperse a large group that had gathered outside the offices of Djokovic’s lawyers in a bid to get a glimpse of the world No 1.
Djokovic is due to speak at a press conference alongside his father later this afternoon. Stay tuned below for all the very latest in this extraordinary case Down Under.