Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his match against Austria’s Dennis Novak at the Davis Cup Finals in Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria.

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open.

The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the Australian government saying his visa had been denied and he would be deported, a source close to the tournament said.

The tennis star was filing an injunction to prevent his deportation, the source said.

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