'This tournament is bigger than any one person': Victorian premier

However, the world number one still faces the threat of being detained by the federal government for a second time and deported, with Andrews adding that Djokovic playing in the Open was "entirely a matter for the federal government."

Djokovic was back in training hours after winning that court challenge, thanking the judge who released him from immigration detention and saying he remained focused on trying to win a record 21st tennis major at next week's Australian Open.

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