TENNIS star Novak Djokovic faces deportation after Australian government revokes his visa for a second time.
The decision casts serious over whether the 34-year-old Serbian can defend his Australian Open title though can still launch another legal challenge to remain in the country.
The men’s tennis number one was scheduled to play in the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
Djokovic’s visa was first revoked shortly after his arrival in Melbourne on 6 January.
Australian border Force officials said he had “failed to provide appropriate evidence” to receive a vaccine exemption.
There was also enormous backlash from the Australian public, who have lived under some of the world’s longest and strictest lockdowns during the pandemic.
He was detained, spent hours at immigration control at the airport and then spent days at an immigration hotel.
Days later his visa was reinstated by a judge, who ordered his release, ruling that border officials ignored correct procedure when he arrived.