Lawyer spots that Novak Djokovic’s name was spelt wrong on his legal documents

Sinead Butler
Tuesday 11 January 2022 15:23
sport

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.”

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Noting the glaring mistake, the lawyer captioned her story: “When u forget what your highest-profile clients name is.”

Luckily the spelling mistake didn’t affect proceedings as the judge ruled in Djokovic’s favour.

(Instagram/belindacrobinson)

The document itself was prepared by Djokovic’s lawyers at Hall & Wilcox who have represented the world number one during his appeal after the Australian Border Force cancelled his visa last week when officers felt that he didn’t 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 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.”

In a follow-up tweet, the Serbian tennis player also said: “For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong.”

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.

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