Novak Djokovic has unanimously misplaced his enchantment in Federal Courtroom, and his visa has been canceled.
The 34-year-old will now be deported and miss the upcoming Australian Open, regardless of being drawn to play within the first spherical by event organizers.
The case was heard in entrance of the total bench of the Federal Courtroom on Sunday with three judges readily available to make the ultimate choice.
Immigration minister Alex Hawke’s choice to revoke Djokovic’s visa was argued based mostly across the Serbian’s COVID-19 vaccination standing and views which they consider might incite anti-vax sentiment in Australia.
Djokovic’s protection countered that there was a scarcity of proof to assist such claims, whereas additionally suggesting his deportation might spark higher public outcry.
The listening to started at 9.30 a.m. Australia time and did not end till 5.55 p.m. Sunday.
Djokovic had his visa canceled twice over the previous fortnight after his medical exemption to enter Australia with out being vaccinated was overturned.
The entire saga has dominated the information cycle main as much as the Australian Open, with Nick Kyrgios siding with Djokovic whereas the likes of Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas had been extra essential.
Djokovic has gained the Australian Open a report 9 occasions and is at present tied with Nadal and Roger Federer with 20 males’s singles Grand Slam titles.