Update: Djokovic free and has trained on the tennis court.

Update: Novak Djokovic press conference: Novak is free.

Djordje added: “The truth and justice have come out. We want to thank the justice system of Australia. We would like the judge Kelly. He did it very neutrally and he did it with an attention to detail.

“Novak was harassed and detained and taken to this court case. It’s very difficult and I would like to thank them for being fair and professional. I’m sure they faced a huge amount of pressure.

“Novak is free. A few moments ago he trained. He was on a tennis court. He went to Australia to play tennis. To try and win another Australian Open.”

His mother Diana added: “He always fought for justice He has done nothing wrong. He hasn’t broken any of their laws and he was subject to torture, harassment and we will hear more about what he had to go through.

“He fought against it and he felt he deserved to be there. Never before have we faced a situation like this this was extremely difficult for us. These six days we have tried to fight for him to make sure the voice his heard around the world. There has been a spectrum of emotions. Sadness, fear, disappointment. There were moments he didn’t have his phone, we didn’t know what was happening.”

Earlier reports were that Novak Djokovic’s father had told Sky News reporter Milena Veselinovic that his son is being “arrested” by the Australian Federal government.

There was confusion over the exact situation however, his brother Djordje Djokovic told Serbian local media that the tennis champion was with his lawyers.

The family alleged that the Australian authorities wanted to detain him. 

The news comes after it emerged the Australian Immigration minister holds the power to dismiss the courts decision and cancel his visa.

The latest was confirmed by a spokesman after the four-hour window given to Mr Hawke by an Australian judge in which to make this decision elapsed.

A statement said: “Following today’s Federal Circuit and Family Court determination on a procedural ground, it remains within Immigration Minister Hawke’s discretion to consider cancelling Mr Djokovic’s visa under his personal power of cancellation within section 133C(3) of the Migration Act.

“The minister is currently considering the matter and the process remains ongoing.”

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