Highlights

  • Djoko won't defend his title, will not fight for 21st Grand Slam in Australia
  • Australian court upholds government's decision of cancelling visa
  • 9-time Australian Open Champion now fears a 3-year ban from Australia

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With no visa in hand, the unvaccinated Serbian player who was first detained on January 6th following his arrival will now be deported.

Novak Djokovic's only hope to defend his Australian Open title has been crushed as the Australian Federal court has upheld the government's decision of canceling World No. 1's visa.

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The Immigration minister Alex Hawke had used his ministerial powers to cancel Djoko's visa despite court's earlier decision that allowed him to play in Aus Open. The government had called Djoko a threat to the public for not being vaccinated.

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With no visa in hand, the unvaccinated Serbian player who was first detained on January 6th following his arrival will now be deported. The 9-time Australian champion who was eyeing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam will not be able to play Monday's match. The 34-year-old was to face Miomir Kecmanovic on Monday when the Australian Open begins.

The ace Tennis player who will be deported now fears a 3-year-long ban from Australia which implemented would mean that he could only play in Melbourne at the age of 37.


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