Australian federal court adjourns Djokovic case to consider verdict


  • Tennis
  • Sunday, 16 Jan 2022

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic departs the Park Hotel while under immigration detention, to convene with his legal team after his visa to play in the Australian Open was cancelled a second time, in Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian federal court on Sunday adjourned Novak Djokovic's visa case to consider its verdict after hearing arguments from lawyers representing the world number one player and the federal immigration minister.

"We would hope to be in a position to identify to the parties later in the afternoon what the course is that we propose," Chief Justice James Allsopp told the court.

The court will decide the fate of the tennis star after a rollercoaster 10 days that saw him detained by immigration authorities, released and then detained again ahead of a tournament that starts on Monday.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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