Novak Djokovic Deported on Eve of Australian Open After Court Ruling

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic left detention at Melbourne’s Park Hotel on Sunday. PHOTO: LOREN ELLIOTT/REUTERS

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic left detention at Melbourne’s Park Hotel on Sunday. PHOTO: LOREN ELLIOTT/REUTERS
Tennis star departed Melbourne for Dubai late Sunday night and might be blocked from returning for three years

SYDNEY—Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after a court upheld a decision to cancel his visa, ending the tennis star’s bid to defend his Australian Open title as an unvaccinated player despite the country’s tough Covid-19 vaccine requirements.

The Federal Court of Australia on Sunday ruled Immigration Minister Alex Hawke acted lawfully when he canceled Djokovic’s visa two days earlier, citing public interest.




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