NNA - Novak Djokovic is set to be deported from Australia after losing a court appeal against the cancellation of his visa.
The unvaccinated tennis star now faces a three-year ban on returning to the country, with the ruling coming just a day before he was due to begin the defence of his Australian Open title.
Djokovic's visa was revoked for a second time on Friday after immigration minister Alex Hawke said the Serbian's presence in Australia posed a public health risk.
It follows the controversy over the decision to grant Djokovic an exemption from COVID vaccination requirements to play at the Australian Open.
Lawyers for the men's world number one had said a coronavirus infection last month meant he could legally enter the country.
Djokovic first had his visa revoked on arrival in Melbourne, but he won a court appeal against that cancellation which allowed him to remain in Australia. --- SKY NEWS