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Novak Djokovic deported after losing Australia visa battle

BBC, 17 Jan 2022
Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.

Judges rejected a challenge by the unvaccinated tennis star after the government cancelled his visa on "health and good order" grounds.

Djokovic said he was "extremely disappointed" but accepted the ruling. He has left on a flight to Dubai.

It marks the end of a 10-day saga, in which the Serb fought to stay to defend his title in the Australian Open.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Shaimaa Khalil in Melbourne.

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