(January 16, 2022) No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be unable to defend his Australian Open title. He lost his appeal to have his visa denial overturned unanimously on Sunday in Australia and will be deported.
Three Federal Court judges upheld a decision made on Friday by the immigration minister to cancel Djokovic’s visa on the grounds of public interest.
Initially, a border official cancelled his visa after deciding that he didn’t qualify for a medical exemption from Australia’s rules for unvaccinated visitors.
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