Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is set to spend the night in Melbourne after his visa to enter Australia was revoked and his lawyers sought an appeal.
A court has not yet received the application to challenge the cancellation of the visa, the Australian news agency AAP reported on Thursday.
The 34-year-old world number one and defending champion was supposed to start his journey home on Thursday but Judge Anthony Kelly said he expected a decision on an appeal would not be reached until Friday.
Djokovic had travelled to the first grand slam of the year after tournament organizers gave him a medical exemption to the rule which states all players must be vaccinated against Covid-19. But border officials said he had not provided adequate evidence to meet entry requirements.