Australian police pepper spray Novak Djokovic's supporters as tennis star wins visa appeal
The nine-times Australian Open winner, Novac Djokovic, has won his appeal in Australia to take part in this year's tournament in a bid to win his tenth. Novak Djokovic has won a court battle to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19, but the government has threatened to cancel his visa for a second time. Judge Anthony Kelly has quashed the visa cancellation, and ordered the Australian Government to pay legal costs and release Djokovic from detention within half an hour as he delivered his verdict at 6.16am GMT. Supporters of Novak protested in Melbourne which led to the use of pepper-spray by police. Credit: Adam Hegarty, on Twitter.