Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia after federal judges ruled on Sunday that the government was acting reasonably when it revoked his visa.
In the latest twist of a protracted saga, the tennis star must now leave Australia immediately, shattering his hopes of winning a 21st grand-slam title and potentially wrecking his chance to ever play in Australia again.
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Djokovic could now face a three-year ban from Australia which legal experts have said could affect his ability to travel elsewhere in the world.
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The world No 1 won an appeal last week to prevent deportation after officials cancelled his visa because he was not vaccinated against Covid.
His visa was then revoked for a second time on Friday by Australia’s immigration minister who claimed that Djokovic’s presence in the country was a threat to public health.
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