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Djokovic out of Australian Open after losing deportation appeal

Djokovic out of Australian Open after losing deportation appeal

MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic hopes to play in Australian Open Shattered on Sunday after a higher court rejected Tennis Star against deportation order.

Three federal court judges upheld a decision by the immigration minister on Friday to revoke the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds.

The decision likely means that Djokovic, who is not to feed Against COVID-19, he will remain in custody in Melbourne until he is deported.

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia points during a practice session at the Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, January 13, 2022.
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A deportation order usually also includes a three-year ban on returning to Australia.

The minister rescinded the visa on the grounds that Djokovic’s presence in Australia could pose a risk to the health and safety of the Australian public and “might have an adverse effect on vaccination efforts by others in Australia”.

Djokovic’s visa was initially revoked on January 6 at Melbourne Airport, hours after he had arrived to compete in the first of the 2022 Grand Slam tournaments.

Novak Djokovic sits in the back of a car as he arrives at an immigration detention hotel in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Novak Djokovic sits in the back of a car as he arrives at an immigration detention hotel in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
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The border official revoked his visa after deciding that Djokovic did not qualify for a medical exemption from Australia’s rules for unvaccinated visitors.