TAKE THAT AUSSIES: Unvaxxed Djokovic Wins First Appeal, Natural Immunity May Allow Him to Play in Open

Novak Djokovic has won his first appeal, but Australia is still threatening to kick him out.

According to the Daily Wire, “Tennis star Novak Djokovic was released from an Australian immigration detention facility on Monday after Australian Judge Anthony Kelly reinstated his visa following an appeal by Djokovic’s lawyers. Kelly ruled that the federal government’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa following his arrival in Australia was ‘unreasonable.’”

“Lawyers for the federal government, however, indicated the fight may not be over, telling the court that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke was reserving the right to exercise his personal power to again revoke Djokovic’s visa,” according to Reuters.

If Djokovic’s visa is revoked a second time, he won’t be back in Australia any time soon. The issue, of course, is with Djokovic’s unvaccinated status; he received a medical exemption due to his previous run in with the virus and the fact that he has natural immunity.

“Mr Djokovic had received, on 30 December 2021, a letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia recording that he had been provided with a ‘Medical exemption from COVID vaccination’ on the grounds that he had recently recovered from COVID,” according to documents published by the Australia’s Federal Circuit Court show on Saturday. 

The president of Serbia — Djokovic’s home country — says this whole thing is a “political witch hunt.”