Djokovic to be deported after losing court battle against Australia | News
The number 1 tennis player in the world, Serbian Novak Djokovic, lost his legal battle to defend his title at the Australian Open on Sunday, after a local court upheld the government’s decision to revoke the athlete’s visa.
Australia cancels tennis player Djokovic’s visa again
The Federal Court of Australia announced that it unanimously rejected Djokovic’s appeal to remain in the country and ratified the determination of Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who canceled the tennis player’s visa for “reasons of health and good order, on the basis of that it was in the public interest to do so.
As a consequence, the 34-year-old tennis player who refuses to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be deported from the country, so he will not be able to play at the Australian Open, which starts this Monday.
Minister Hawke argued that if he was allowed to stay in the country, he could give arguments to people who oppose receiving a biological against Covid-19.
Djokovic is now banned from entering Australia for three years, according to the law.
Djokovic, after learning of the Federal Court’s ruling, said he was “deeply disappointed” that his challenge to the deportation order was dismissed.
He accepted that his hopes of playing at the Australian Open have been dashed.