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World number one Novak Djokovic said he was pleased and grateful hours after his legal victory in an Australian court.

The tennis star said he was concentrating on the upcoming Australian Open and tweeted a photograph from the venue.

World number one Novak Djokovic says he is grateful after his dramatic court victory in Australia on Monday.

 

 

The tennis star tweeted a photograph showing him on court with a racquet in hand at the Australian Open venue in Melbourne.

 

“I’m pleased and grateful that the judge overturned my visa cancellation,” he wrote on Twitter.

 

 

“Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete … I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.”

 

Djokovic’s mother told a press conference in Serbia that the court case was the “biggest win in his career.”

 

 

“This is his biggest win in his career, it is bigger than any Grand Slam,” Dijana Djokovic told reporters.

 

“He has done nothing wrong, he hasn’t broken any of their laws. He has been subject to harassment.

 

 

 

“He fought against the system and the government because he had the right to be there.”

 

 

Djokovic’s visa was initially cancelled last week on the basis he did not provide sufficient evidence for his vaccine exemption.

 

 

The judge found unreasonableness in how the border official made his decision cancelling the visa.

 

 

He said the cancellation was unreasonable because Djokovic was denied enough time to consult others about the cancellation while detained at the airport.

 

 

The player was told he would have until 8.30am local time last Thursday to make comments about the visa cancellation under Australian law, but the Border Force made the final decision shortly after 7.40am.

 

 

Judge Kelly said he felt “agitated” by Djokovic’s treatment by Australian officials.

 

 

He said “a professor and an eminently qualified physician have produced and provided to the applicant a medical exemption.”

“What more could this man have done?” he asked.

 

 

Djokovic’s lawyers said the top seed was given a vaccine exemption to enter Australia because he tested positive for Covid on December 16.

 

 

However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said recent infection was not a valid reason for a medical exemption.

 

 

Djokovic, who was being held at an immigration hotel alongside refugees who have been there for years, is opposed to vaccination.

 

 

The Serb is vying for his tenth title in the Australian Open. The tournament begins next week.

 

 

 

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