Tennis

Novak Djokovic planning for court fight with star refusing to be kicked out of Australia


Now, it has been revealed that Djokovic’s team is planning to fast-track an appeal against a potential second cancellation of his visa in time for the Serb to compete in the Australian Open, which begins in just four days.

According to The Age, a souce close to the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his legal team were preparing to immediately take an adverse decision from Mr Hawke to court, hoping to have an appeal finalised by Sunday with the tournament starting on Monday.

Djokovic’s lawyers believe they will be able to fast-track the hearing by minimising the length of their written submissions and verbal evidence, looking to have the appeal heard over the weekend if the Immigration Minister cancels his visa on Friday.

Australian Open organisers are also said to be preparing contingency plans for a draw that did not include the top seed, after he was placed to play Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.





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