10 Jan 2022

Tennis star Novak Djokovic wins Australia court battle over visa for Open

Sports reporter

Out of an immigration detention hotel, and back on a tennis court, Novak Djokovic has thanked his fans for their support – and says he’s now focused on competing in the Australian Open after winning his court battle to stay.

Back in his native Serbia, Mr Djokovic’s family welcomed the ruling, comparing his treatment to torture.

The story is sharpening divisions in a Covid-weary world.

But in a further twist, Australia’s immigration minister says he’s still deciding whether to intervene and revoke the visa again.