Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Still Faces Possible Deportation From Australia

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Published on January 12, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Still Faces Possible Deportation From Australia

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic , Still Faces Possible Deportation , From Australia.

'Newsweek' reports that the controversy over Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia may not be over, despite the top-ranked tennis star's visa being reinstated.

'Newsweek' reports that the controversy over Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia may not be over, despite the top-ranked tennis star's visa being reinstated.

Djokovic's COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption is still under review by Australia's immigration minister.

If the immigration minister determines that the exemption poses a threat to public health, Djokovic could still be denied entry and forced to leave Australia.

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If the immigration minister determines that the exemption poses a threat to public health, Djokovic could still be denied entry and forced to leave Australia.

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According to 'Newsweek,' if that happens, Djokovic could be barred from entering Australia for up to three years.

Now, with less than a week until the Australian Open starts on January 17, Djokovic remains in immigration limbo while he awaits a decision.

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Now, with less than a week until the Australian Open starts on January 17, Djokovic remains in immigration limbo while he awaits a decision.

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The stakes are high for Djokovic, a nine-time defending Australian Open champion looking to secure a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title.

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The stakes are high for Djokovic, a nine-time defending Australian Open champion looking to secure a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title.

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'Newsweek' reports that the immigration minister's decision could take a while, but pressure is mounting as the draw to determine brackets for the tournament begins on January 12.

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'Newsweek' reports that the immigration minister's decision could take a while, but pressure is mounting as the draw to determine brackets for the tournament begins on January 12.

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Djokovic's exemption was approved by the Victoria state government and the Australian Open's organizer, Tennis Australia.

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Djokovic's exemption was approved by the Victoria state government and the Australian Open's organizer, Tennis Australia.

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His exemption was later rejected by the Australian Border Force who subsequently canceled his visa.

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His exemption was later rejected by the Australian Border Force who subsequently canceled his visa.

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Later, an Australian federal judge overturned the Border Force's decision.


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