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Novak Djokovic focused on Australian Open after court victory

Novak Djokovic is focused on playing at the Australian Open after winning his battle against deportation from Australia.

The Serb won an appeal against the cancellation of his visa on Monday (10.01.22) and now looks set to play at the opening Grand Slam of the year as he seeks a record-breaking 21st major title.

Djokovic revealed that he had practiced on a court in Melbourne within hours of being freed from the immgration detention hotel where he has spent recent days.

The tennis star is not totally in the clear yet, however, as Australia's immigration minister still has the power to cancel his visa once again.

Djokovic tweeted: "Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete in the Australian Open.

"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."

Judge Anthony Kelly ordered Djokovic's release from the hotel after the government acknowledged that the player wasn't given enough time to respond following the decision to cancel his visa.

Djokovic put out his tweet at the same time his family were holding a press conference in the Serbian capital Belgrade and his brother Djordje said that "justice has prevailed".

He added: "Novak is out there to set another record. He is an athlete and the best tennis player in the world of all times.

"Novak has always advocated freedom of choice, nothing more."

The court case revealed that Djokovic is not vaccinated against COVID-19, which is what sparked such anger about the decision to let him play at the tournament in the first place.

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