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World Number 1 tennis player to be deported after being detained by migration officer in Australia


Novak Djokovic is the current number 1, tennis player in the world. The Serbian national completed one of the greatest seasons on the ATP Tour, winning three Grand Slam trophies and clinching a historic seventh year-end no.1 finish. 

The Australian Border Force cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa upon his arrival in Melbourne Airport. He will spend the next couple of days at the Park Hotel in Carlton in the immigration detention. The reason for the termination of his visa was he was not vaccinated, what is required for someone to be allowed entry requirements to Australia. Though Djokovic got an invitation letter from Tennis Australia, hoping to enter the country with a "medical exemption for the country’s Covid19 vaccination requirements to enter in to the country. Novak came to Australia to play in the Australian Tennis Open.

Novak Djokovic's lawyers have launched a last-minute bid in the Federal Circuit Court to stop the Australian government from deporting him.

The Serbian government backed Novak Djokovic and said on Instagram, they will fight for justice for him. But the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison tweeted: “Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders.”

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