Novak Djokovic to face immigration officials after Australian visa cancelled again

  • Visa cancelled on basis he would ‘excite’ anti-vaxxers
  • Hearing expected to take place in Federal Court on Sunday

Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa has again been cancelled days before the start of the Australian Open on the basis his presence could “excite anti-vaccination sentiment”.

On Friday, the Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, exercised a personal power to cancel Djokovic’s visa, likely to result in the world No 1’s deportation and putting him out of contention for the grand slam tournament barring an against-the-odds court victory. Djokovic is due to have an appeal heard in the Federal Court in Sunday.

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