Djokovic Leaves Australia After Losing Visa Appeal

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (2nd L) walks in Melbourne Airport before boarding a flight, after the Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 16, 2022. (Loren Elliott/Reuters)

World No. 1-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic departed from Australia after the full federal court on Jan. 16 dismissed his challenge to a government decision revoking his visa on COVID-19-related grounds.

Chief Justice James Allsop said that Djokovic’s application to overturn the Australian immigration minister’s cancellation of his visa had been dismissed unanimously by himself as part of the court’s three-judge panel, alongside Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan, after almost eight hours of deliberations. All costs are to be paid for by Djokovic, who is facing a three-year ban from the country.

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