Leading lawyer says Novak Djokovic will 'likely' play Australian Open

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Leading lawyer says Novak Djokovic will 'likely' play Australian Open

Leading lawyers Justin Quill expects an interlocutory injunction will be granted in the Novak Djokovic case and the world No. 1 will be allowed to play the Australian Open. Djokovic was detained for nine hours after landing in Australia and ultimately told his visa was cancelled.

Djokovic appealed the decision and he is now isolated in a hotel room and awaiting for the court decision. “I suspect the judge is going to say ‘I’m going to grant an interlocutory injunction, so basically a temporary injunction, stopping the deportation, and then I’m going to hear this case properly,” Quill told Tony Jones, filling in for Neil Mitchell.

“The wheels of justice don’t turn quickly, we know that. “That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to win the case”.

Quil expects it to get resolved in Djokovic's favor

“The parties usually … resolve the case and that’s the end of it,” Quill said.

Australian Prime Minister took to Twitter to confirm Djokovic's was cancelled. “Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant," Morrison tweeted.

Djokovic's father Srdjan didn't remain silent as he hit back at Morrison and Australian authorities. “Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done to him, but he is alive among us even now. Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him,” Srdjan said, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca.

“The leader of that faraway land, Scott Morrison… Dared to attack Novak and expel him before he had reached their country. They had wanted to throw him to his knees, and not just him, but our beautiful Serbia."