Novak Djokovic has been released from detention, after an Australian Judge ordered his release from the immigration detention center. The Tennis player whose Visa was revoked by the Australian Government last week, and was faced with deportation, had his Visa cancelation overturned by the Judge. He was detained by the Australian immigration upon his arrival to Melbourne from Dubai, after his Visa got dramatically revoked at the Airport.
Djokovic Spotted at Melbourne airport hours before his detention on Monday 10th of January
The Tennis World Number one player who is a stark critic of covid 19 vaccine and vaccination mandates had his Visa revoked by the Australian Government after he allegedly failed to provide concrete evidence on his exemption from vaccine requirements.
Tournament organizers earlier said that the Serbian player was granted medical exemption by two independent medical panels organized by Tennis Australia, the body that runs the event. But that wasn’t enough for the Australian Government to release him from detention, until after the court order on Monday 10th of January.
The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison, denied that Djokovic was singled out and that his detention was politically motivated. He said no one was above the country rules and regulations. But added that Djokovic public stance on vaccination had drawn attention.
“When you get people making public statements of what they say they have, and what they are going to do, and what their claims are, well they draw a lot of attention to themselves,” the prime minister said.
However, it is not official that Novak Djokovic will be competing to retain his World number one tittle at the Australian opening next week.