Djokovic wins court battle to stay in Australia

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic will be released from the detention center. This was announced today (January 10) by the decision of the Judge of the case Anthony Kelly, considering "unreasonable" the decision of the Government to refuse his entry into Australia.

According to Judge Kelly, Djokovic should be released immediately after the court ruling and all documents, including his passport and travel documents, will be returned to him.

At the time of the verdict, there was excitement among the Serb-Australian community outside the court.

About 100 supporters of the tennis star were placed outside the court during the hearing. Before that, they spent days outside the hotel where Djokovic was believed to be staying during his detention, reports.

It is not yet certain whether Djokovic will play in the Australian Open starting on January 17th.

Government lawyers have warned that Australia's immigration minister has executive power to overturn the court ruling.

If that happens, the judge warned that Djokovic, currently the world number one men's tennis player, would not be able to return to Australia for three years./ 21Media