Novak Djokovic faces deportation from Australia after his visa was revoked for a second time by officials on Friday.
The big picture: The unvaccinated men’s world No. 1 was named the top seed in the draw of the tournament that starts Monday, despite uncertainty over his visa status.
— Fiona Willan (@Fi_Willan) January 14, 2022
- The defending Australian Open champion won an appeal last Monday against the Jan. 6 cancellation of his Australian visa by border agents over his travel application and vaccination status.
- The 34-year-old Serbian star was hoping to play for a record 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
Worth noting: Djokovic on Wednesday blamed his agent for his Australian travel application error and also apologized for not isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 in December.
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