Novak Djokovic has been cleared by a judge to remain in Australia, ending a five-day standoff between the government and the world’s top-ranked male tennis player over his COVID-19 vaccination status.
Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly Monday overruled the government’s decision to revoke Djokovic’s visa and ordered officials to return his passport and release him from immigration detention.
However, the Australian government said immediately after the judge’s ruling it could still revoke Djokovic’s visa.
The 34-year-old Djokovic arrived in Melbourne last Wednesday to begin preparations for the Australian Open, the first of tennis’s four major “Grand Slam” tournaments that begins January 17. He details ⇒
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