No. 1 ranked-tennis player Djokovic leaves Australia after losing appeal: Live COVID-19 updates

Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1-ranked tennis player, flew out of Australia on Sunday after losing his appeal to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open. Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, canceled Djokovic’s visa on Friday, a decision upheld by an Australian court.

“I welcome today’s unanimous decision by the Full Federal Court of Australia, upholding my decision to exercise my power under the Migration Act to cancel Mr Novak Djokovic’s visa in the public interest,” Hawke tweeted Sunday. “I can confirm that Mr Djokovic has now departed Australia.”

Djokovic, 34, said he was “extremely disappointed” by the ruling but […]

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