Former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski was happy to see Novak Djokovic getting his visa reinstated. After landing in Melbourne, Djokovic was detained at the airport for nine hours before the Australian Border Force cancelled his visa.
Djokovic was thent transported to an immigration hotel, where he spent the next few days. Djokovic appealed the visa decision and on Monday he won his case in court. The judge made the decision to reinstate Djokovic's visa.
"Great news that Novak's visa & exemption were upheld in the court of law. You either have a rule to allow exemptions or not, which there was for the @AustralianOpen. There would be no discussion or case if the rule was you had to be vaccinated with no exemptions to participate," Rusedski tweeted.
The Djokovic drama still not over
The judge decided to reinstate Djokovic's visa but Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could make the call to cancel the Serb's visa. After Djokovic won his case in court, his father Srdjan said some wanted to pursuade his son into signing his visa revocation.
"Thank you to everyone in the world that has been fighting for the freedom of speech. Various things have happened, and it's been difficult but he's extremely strong mentally. He always tried to help, kept a good behaviour," Djokovic's father, Srdjan said, per Tennis Majors.
"The last game have been played the past 5 days. Let him now play the game he's the best in the world at. They took away his rights. They attempted to persuade him to sign his visa revocation. He refused to because there was no reason.
"He was alone with them for several hours, without a phone. He finally had his phone back and could contact his legal team who made a very good work. We respect the law and rules of every country where we go."