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Verdict soon in Djokovic's deportation case in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A court hearing for tennis star Novak Djokovic’s appeal against deportation in Australia ended Sunday and a verdict was expected within hours. Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop said he and two fellow judges hoped to reach a verdict later Sunday. The top-ranked male tennis player needs to win the appeal to defend his Australian Open title in play that begins on Monday. The Australian government cancelled Djokovic's visa on Friday due to issues surrounding his stance against COVID-19 vaccination. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.
in thaw around the entry of Tennisstar Novak Djokovic to Australia have requested the lawyers of the world ranking a preliminary injunction against his threatening deportation. Lawyer Nick Wood also demanded on Friday at an urgency hearing of the competent court that his client is not taken during the procedure in deportation. Previously, Australia had annulled the visa of the 34-year-old non-coronavirus a second time; He threatens the deportation and a three-year entrance notice.
A governmental navital said in the hearing, the tennis star will not be deported until the judiciary has decided on the case. Djokovic remains free foot until a survey attached to Saturday morning by the Immigration Authority, said the law representative of the government, Stephen Lloyd.
Djokovic 'disappointed' with losing deportation appeal
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic said he was disappointed that a court on Sunday dismissed his challenge to a deportation order and accepted his hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed. The top-ranked tennis star released a statement shortly after three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds because he is not vaccinated for COVID-19.
Already when entering the non-corporate world ranking non-coronavirus ago More than a week ago, the authorities had invalidated his visa. The Serb was entitled to the Australian Open with a medical exception. However, the border officers had denied him entry because he could not submit Corona vaccination and did not recognize his exemption.
An objection of the lawyers made a judge at the beginning of the week because of a procedural error, Djokovic was allowed to leave the deportation hotel. Since then he has trained in Melbourne for the upcoming tournament.
"We are very concerned about time," said lawyer Wood on Friday, given the Australian Open starting on Monday, which threatens to miss the current world's best tennis player. At the tournament Djokovic wants to defend his title and crown with his 21st Grand Slam victory to the sole record holder.
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Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger .
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic held a practice session on Tuesday, a day after he left immigration detention, focusing on defending his Australian Open title even while he still faces the prospect of deportation because he’s not vaccinated against COVID-19. The top-ranked tennis star hit the show courts of Melbourne Park, where the tournament is held, within hours of winning a legal battle that allowed him to stay in the country. AtThe top-ranked tennis star hit the show courts of Melbourne Park, where the tournament is held, within hours of winning a legal battle that allowed him to stay in the country.