Tennis star Rafael Nadal will face third-seeded Alexander Zverev in the semifinals after beating the world's number one Novak Djokovic in four sets, a contest that lasted over four hours.
Australia detains immigrants for an average of 689 days, a period 12 times longer than the US, Human Rights Watch says.
The hearing will decide whether the Australian Open's top seed and defending champion can retain his title and become the first male player in history to win 21 Grand Slams.
Tennis star releases statement, with details on why he was not in isolation after testing positive for Covid in December, and saying his agent made a mistake in filling out his Australian travel declaration.
The incident is being considered as an extraordinary setback for the Australian government, which has imposed strict pandemic requirements on arriving foreign travellers for the past two years.
Tennis world number one's fight to overturn the shock cancellation of his visa and his ensuing detention in a notorious Melbourne immigration facility will culminate in a highly publicised online hearing.
Novak Djokovic's lawyers have filed court papers in his challenge against deportation from Australia that show the tennis star tested positive for Covid-19 last month and recovered.
Novak Djokovic's fans and relatives took streets to show support to their tennis star following a row over a coronavirus vaccine medical exemption where the Serbian government issued a note to the Australian diplomatic mission.
Organisers say 34-year-old Novak Djokovic, who had repeatedly declined to reveal his vaccination status, applied for a medical exemption, which was granted after a "rigorous review process".
Djokovic so far has declined to disclose his vaccination status amid local media reports that everyone on the entry list needed to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption.
The 31-year-old Serb squandered a break advantage in the third set but recovered to convert his fourth match point and seal victory.
The victory was Novak Djokovic's second record in as many days after he was confirmed as season-ending world number one for a seventh time.
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