Djokovic 'disappointed' with losing deportation appeal | AP News

BREAKING: Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open have been dashed after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order.

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1/16/2022 10:08:00 AM

BREAKING: Novak Djokovic ’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open have been dashed after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order.

MELBOURNE , Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic said he was disappointed that a court on Sunday dismissed his challenge to a deportation order and accepted his hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed.

Djokovic said he was “uncomfortable” that the focus had been on him since his visa was first canceled on arrival at Mebourne’s airport on Jan. 6.Deportation usually occurs as soon as possible after an order unless prevented by court action. The government has not said when Djokovic will leave.

Hawke welcome the decision. His office did not immediately provide detail of how or when Djokovic would leave.Djokovic could potentially appeal to the High Court, but not in time for him to compete in the Australian tournament.Within three hours of Hawke’s announcement on Friday afternoon that Djokovic’s visa was canceled, his lawyers went before a Federal Circuit and Family Court judge to initiate their challenge to the decision. The case was elevated to the Federal Court on Saturday and submissions were filed by both sides that same day.

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Fixing the lead for you. Djokovic is brought back to the reality that he is no better than anyone else that lies on their Australian travel document. Righteous! About time ! Go home!! Freedom of choice doesn’t mean freedom from the consequences of those choices. Safe travels Novak…. Your tweet was quoted in an article by guyism

Poor baby... Some countries take this pandemic seriously unlike the United States. Australian won and Novak Djokovic lost. No one is above the law or regulation. Djokovic needs ti be banned from tennis for a few years to warn egomaniacs. Yes finally 🙌 he needs to follow the rules.

Djokovic Loses Deportation Appeal in Australia Novak Djokovic ’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open have been dashed after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order LMAOOOOO play stupid game win stupid prizes Great!

The choices you make, matter He should have been banned entry days ago for not complying with rules ! He’s not above everyone. Well - done Australian justice 👍👍👍👍 Novak has won in the eyes of anyone who believes in freedom. Stupid man. GetVaccinatedNow Hooray! FQ him This is right as a sign of respect for the other people who respect rules!! Well done!

mehdirhasan

Tennis Star Djokovic Loses Deportation Appeal in Australia Novak Djokovic ’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open have been dashed after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order He’s probably mad. Take it out doing… How he thought he could disobey Australian Covid rules and get away with it speaks to his lack of character. Get a vaccine first

Djokovic blames his team for misspelling his name Novax Djocovid on the passenger locator form. He should publicly state that if he becomes ill, he will not go to the hospital and take up a hospital bed of a more deserving human being. Australia has every right to not let Djokovic stay in the country, same as North Korea does. The issue is that Australia can’t organize an international sport tournament requiring people to be vaccinate because that’s what they feel is right. Let AO be only for Ozzies then.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic says he is disappointed that a court has dismissed his challenge to a deportation order and accepts that his hopes of playing at the Australian Open are dashed. Novak is an idiot for not vaccinating Bah-bye Novak, looking forward to the upcoming djocumentary featuring happy Clapper ScoMo & the Toothbrush (sweeping together whatever is left of Australia's international reputation & the Australian Open)

They may as well cancel the tournament then. It will be a hollow win for the one who supposedly does 'win' it. mehdirhasan That's Novax Deportovic to you... Who cares Cue the Raylettes

Novak Djokovic loses deportation appeal, won’t play in Australian Open Novak Djokovic ’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order. I transported most of the new stadium roof for that event. I will not be going. Not all heroes wear capes! The Australian government is fascist.

mehdirhasan Novaxx, Noplay, Novak He really owned the libs, dint he. yippee!!😀😀 devinwhatley He knew the odds were against him but he tried. Губитник! Bye! Can't play in the US Open either, unless something changes. Aww. Isn’t that a shame? Maybe he can go work for Trump. They have a lot of personality traits in common.

Bye bye Novak! You could have saved yourself the embarrassment by not lying on entry card and returned home when the Minister cancelled your Visa.

Good. GTFO Novak Djokovic will likely remain in detention in Melbourne until he is deported. Good

I can't see any country letting him in...he better get vaccinated. All the “Let’s go Brandon” people: but his freedoms!! It’s what he deserves Unvaccinated should deported whatever they are Yes. Well done Australia. Buh bye👏🏻gohomenovak Buhhh-byee. Hahaaa Hahaaa Hahaaa Hahaaa hello to all Serbian especially the president lol told you so he is going to be sent home 🏡 lol

Every sport has rules. Same for international Tennis. Every other competitor in the tournament is playing by the rules.

EXPLAINER: How Djokovic plans to fight deportation in court | AP News MELBOURNE , Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his first legal round against Australia n authorities who want to deport him. But the world tennis No. 1 now faces a formidable challenge on Sunday in his second round as he takes on what some describe as the God-like powers of the immigration minister on questions of visas and public interest. Wow big news 🥱 A twice revoked visa from Australia means Djokovic is never going to play the AO ever again. He shouldn’t be treated differently. He chose no to get vaccinated. Australian should choose to cancel his visa.

He should’ve sucked it up and left a long time ago. It was never going to happen. Good. Now can we please focus on the other people locked up in that hotel? They’re situation is far more important than someone wanting to have a game of tennis. Who cares. There's a catastrophe happening in Tonga I'm hoping and praying they are all safe.

Adios👋🏼👋🏼 If only the NFL had courage. all these poor Australians that are happy about this 😅; it's because you were forced to take the shot and you think he should too..That's it. This is a win for big pharma, medical tyranny, endless jabs and pandemics and lockdowns. Not for science LOL Sucks to suck.

Good...now go home

Djokovic back in detention, continues to fight deportation | AP News MELBOURNE , Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was reported to be back in immigration detention Saturday after his legal challenge to avoid being deported from Australia for being unvaccinated for COVID-19 was moved to a higher court. tsunami warning Australia volcanoes 8n sea tonga DjokovicGoHome already! EnoughIsEnough chinaustrailia..science of antibodies from natural recovery is stronger than antibodies from vaccine

The top-ranked tennis star released a statement shortly after three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds because he is not vaccinated for COVID-19. “I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to dismiss my application for judicial review of the Minister’s decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open,” Djokovic said. “I respect the Court’s ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country,” he added. Djokovic said he was “uncomfortable” that the focus had been on him since his visa was first canceled on arrival at Mebourne’s airport on Jan. 6. “I hope that we can all now focus on the game and tournament I love,” he said. The decision likely means that Djokovic, who is not vaccinated for COVID-19, will remain in detention in Melbourne until he is deported. Deportation usually occurs as soon as possible after an order unless prevented by court action. The government has not said when Djokovic will leave. A deportation order also usually includes a three-year ban on returning to Australia. Chief Justice James Allsop said the ruling came down to whether the minister’s decision was “irrational or legally unreasonable.” Hawke welcome the decision. His office did not immediately provide detail of how or when Djokovic would leave. “Australia’s strong border protection policies have kept us safe during the pandemic, resulting in one of the lowest death rates, strongest economic recoveries, and highest vaccination rates in the world,” Hawke said in a statement. “Strong border protection policies are also fundamental to safe-guarding Australia’s social cohesion which continues to strengthen despite the pandemic,” he added. Djokovic could potentially appeal to the High Court, but not in time for him to compete in the Australian tournament. “I will now be taking some time to rest and to recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this,” he said. The court process that Djokovic had hoped would keep his aspirations alive for a 21st Grand Slam title was extraordinarily fast by Australian standards. Within three hours of Hawke’s announcement on Friday afternoon that Djokovic’s visa was canceled, his lawyers went before a Federal Circuit and Family Court judge to initiate their challenge to the decision. The case was elevated to the Federal Court on Saturday and submissions were filed by both sides that same day. The three judges heard the case over five hours on Sunday and announced their verdict two hours later. Between the end of the hearing and the verdict, Tennis Australia, the tournament’s organizer, had announced that Djokovic was scheduled to play the last match on Monday at the Rod Laver Arena. He was due to play Miomir Kecmanovic, a fellow Serb ranked 78th in the world. Tennis Australia had no immediate comment on the star player’s legal defeat. The minister canceled the visa on the grounds that Djokovic’s presence in Australia may be a risk to the health and “good order” of the Australian public and “may be counterproductive to efforts at vaccination by others in Australia.” Djokovic’s visa was initially canceled on Jan. 6 by a border official who decided he didn’t qualify for a medical exemption from Australia’s rules for unvaccinated visitors. Djokovic has won nine Australian Open titles, including three in a row, and a total of 20 Grand Slam singles trophies, tied with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most in the history of men’s tennis. Djokovic’s dominance of late has been particularly impressive, winning four of the last seven major tournaments and finishing as the runner-up at two others. The only time he did not get at least to the final in that span was at the 2020 U.S. Open, where he was disqualified in the fourth round for hitting a ball that inadvertently hit a line judge in the throat after a game. ___ AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this report. ___