Australian Judge Says Djokovic Can Stay but Saga Not Over

The drama might not be finished, with the government threatening to cancel his visa a second time and deport him.

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Fans cheer outside an immigration detention hotel where Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is confined in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. An Australian judge who will decide whether top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic plays in the Australian Open has questioned what more the Serbian could have done to meet Australia's coronavirus entry requirements. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a court battle Monday to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open after his exemption from strict coronavirus vaccination rules was questioned, but the drama might not be finished, with the government threatening to cancel his visa a second time and deport him. Hours later, the tennis star hit the court and was training, his brother told reporters. Djokovic himself tweeted that he was still planning to…

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