Sunday, January 16, 2022

Game, set, match: Djokovic loses visa appeal, leaves country ahead of Australian Open


The saga of professional tennis champion Novak Djokovi seeking to defend his title in the Australian Open appears to have come to an end.  CNN reports that "[i]n a statement released after his appeal was dismissed on Sunday, Novak Djokovic said he would cooperate with authorities in arranging his departure from the country and confirmed he would not be playing in the Australian Open.  According to CNN, "Judge James Allsop said earlier that the court's ruling to uphold the immigration minister's decision to revoke Djokovic's visa was unanimous."


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