Djokovic loses his Australia case

Djokovic loses his Australia case

| Monday 17 January 2022

The unvaccinated Serbian tennis superstar left Australia on Sunday night after a court ruled against his bid to stay, costing him a chance at a 10th Australian Open title and a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that Australia’s immigration minister was within his rights to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on the basis that the player could pose a risk to public health and order.

Djokovic could be barred from entering Australia for the next three years under its laws regarding visa cancellations. He could face further international travel challenges if he does not get vaccinated.

Australia: Some legal experts called for changes to the immigration minister’s “godlike” powers. Djokovic lost to public outcry and “a government determined to make him a symbol of unvaccinated celebrity entitlement,” our Sydney bureau chief writes in an analysis.

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