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World of Sport

14th Jan 2022

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa for second time


He’s facing deportation

The Australian government have cancelled tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time, leaving him no recourse other than to mount a legal challenge against the decision.

The 34-year-old Serbian now faces deportation from the country, meaning he wouldn’t be able to defend his Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

The decision was made by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, and could also mean Djokovic faces a three year ban on obtaining an Australian visa.

“Today I exercised my power… to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” the minister said in a statement.

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