Novak Djokovic Faces Deportation After Australia Revokes His Visa For Second Time

Melbourne, Australia (AFP) – Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for the second time.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawk said Friday he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the visa of the 34-year-old Serb on public interest grounds three days before the Australian Open kicks off.

Djokovic’s lawyers are expected to appeal the annulment in the Federal Circuit and Family Court as they successfully did after the first annulment.

It is the second time that Djokovic’s visa has been revoked since he arrived in Melbourne last week to defend the Australian Open title.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for the second time.

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His exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the competition has been approved by the state government of Victoria and Tennis Australia, the tournament organiser. Apparently this allowed him to get a visa to travel.

But the Australian Border Force refused the exemption and canceled his visa upon arrival in Melbourne. He spent four nights in a hotel reservation before a judge overturned that decision on Monday.

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