Video shows Djokovic back on court

The fight over the world number one's medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the country and play at the Australian Open may not be over, however, as the government said it was still considering another way to deport him.

Judge Anthony Kelly ruled the federal government's decision last week to revoke the Serbian tennis star's visa was "unreasonable", and ordered his release from a modest hotel also used to house scores of asylum seekers.

The saga has triggered diplomatic tensions between Belgrade and Canberra, dismayed some Australians enduring a surge in cases, and fuelled domestic political point-scoring.

A spokesman for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said he was considering using his discretionary power to revoke Djokovic's visa again. That could mean a three-year ban on re-entering.

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