Novak Djokovic, completed his second training session while awaiting the decision of the Australian Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke, who could cancel his visa again despite a court ruling in his favor on Monday.
The Balkan rallied at the Rod Laver Arena, where he lifted up to nine Grand Slam titles, along with his coach Goran Ivanisevic.
Djokovic obtained permission from an Australian court the day before to stay in the country despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19 after appealing the revocation of his visa, although the Australian Government continues to have the power to expel him.
The 34-year-old current champion arrived at Melbourne airport on Wednesday with a medical exemption after not getting vaccinated and after ensuring that he had contracted and overcome the virus in December.
The border authorities, however, deemed the evidence presented by the tennis player insufficient, canceled his entry permit and sent him to a hotel where he was held until yesterday.
The tennis player’s lawyers appealed the authorities’ decision to a Melbourne court that agreed with the Serbian athlete, who yesterday he was able to train freely to prepare for the Australian Open that begins on the 17th in the same city.
Despite a judicial victory, the immigration minister could use his power to revoke Djokovic’s visa and expel him from the country. The authorities are also investigating a possible lie in the documents sent by Djokovic about whether he had traveled to another country during the 14 days prior to his arrival in Australia, from a flight that departed on the 4th from Spain and made a stopover in Dubai.