While Novak Djokovic may have won his appeal to overturn the cancellation of his Australian visa, a criminal lawyer has spotted a glaringly obvious spelling error in his legal documents.
Belinda Robinson, who is also known as a contestant from the latest season on the Australian version of the dating show The Bachelor, posted a screenshot of the legal document on her Instagram story last night to point out where Djokovic’s lawyers had made the mistake.
The spelling error occurred under the section “Filed on behalf of,” where embarrassingly the paperwork spelt the tennis star’s name wrong - instead of “Novak Djokovic” the tennis star’s name is spelt “Novak Djokavic.”
Since then, Djokovic has provided evidence in his appeal that he tested positive for Covid in December which his lawyers have argued makes him eligible for an exemption to Australia’s vaccination rules.
Breaking his silence on Monday after his appeal, Djokovic took to Twitter to share how he was “pleased and grateful” at the judge overturning his visa cancellation.
He added: “Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.”
I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to st… https://t.co/DcfWaUUdlB
Recently, Tennis Australia has shared photos of defending champion practising in the Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Meanwhile, Australia’s immigration minister Alex Burke is still deciding whether or not to use his powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa once more.
If his visa were to be cancelled, it means that the tennis star would be banned from entering Australia for three years.