TENNIS star Novak Djokovic faces deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for the second time.
The decision takes a very serious look at whether the 34-year-old Serbian can defend his Australian Open title, although it could still launch another legal challenge to stay in the country.
The men’s number one tennis player is scheduled to compete at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
Djokovic’s visa was first revoked shortly after he arrived in Melbourne on January 6.
Australian Border Force officials said he had “failed to provide appropriate evidence” to be exempt from the vaccine.
There has also been a backlash from the Australian public, who have lived under some of the world’s longest and strictest detentions during the pandemic.
He was detained, spent hours at immigration control at the airport and then spent days at an immigrant hotel.
Days later, his visa was reinstated by a judge, who ordered his release, ruling that border officials had skipped due process upon his arrival.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17320511/novak-djokovics-visa-cancelled-covid-australian-open/ Novak Djokovic’s visa canceled AGAIN because of Covid leaves Australian Open championship in doubt