While Novak Djokovic may have won his appeal to have his Australian visa canceled, a criminal lawyer has spotted a glaring misspelling in his legal documents.
Belinda Robinson, also known as a contestant on the final season of the Australian version of the dating show The single person, posted a screenshot of the legal document on his Instagram story last night to indicate where Djokovic’s lawyers made the mistake.
The spelling error occurred in the “Filed on behalf of” section, where, embarrassingly, the documents misspelled the tennis star’s name – instead of “Novak Djokovic”, the name of the tennis star is spelled “Novak Djok”.avictim.
Noting the glaring error, the lawyer captioned her story: “When you forget the name of your most high-profile client.”
Luckily, the spelling mistake didn’t affect the proceedings as the judge ruled in favor of Djokovic.
The document itself was prepared by Djokovic’s lawyers at Hall & Wilcox who represented the world number one on his appeal after the Australian Border Force canceled his visa last week when officers believed he did not meet the entry criteria.
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Since then, Djokovic has provided evidence in his appeal that he tested positive for Covid in December, which his lawyers say makes him eligible for an exemption from Australia’s vaccination rules.
Breaking his silence on Monday after his appeal, Djokovic took to Twitter to share how “happy and grateful” he was that the judge overturned his visa cancellation.
He added: “Despite everything that’s happened, I want to stay and try to compete. @Australian Open I stay focused on that. I flew in to play one of the biggest events we have in front of amazing fans.
In a follow-up tweet, the Serbian tennis player also said: “For now I can’t say more but THANK YOU all for supporting me through it all and cheering me on to stay strong.”
Recently, Tennis Australia shared photos of the defending champion training in the Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Meanwhile, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Burke is still deciding whether or not to use his powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa again.
If his visa were to be cancelled, it means the tennis star would be banned from entering Australia for three years.