Sunday, May 29, 2022

Novak Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing appeal

The unvaccinated tennis star now faces a three-year ban on returning to the country, with the ruling coming just a day before he was due to begin the defence of his Australian Open title.

Three judges upheld a decision to revoke the unvaccinated tennis star’s visa on public interest grounds, meaning he cannot defend his Australian Open title.

He is reportedly due to leave Australia on a flight in the coming hours.

In a statement following the court’s decision, Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed with the ruling” and he would be “taking some time to rest and to recuperate”.

He added: “I am uncomfortable that the focus of the past weeks has been on me and I hope that we can all now focus on the game and tournament I love.”

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