Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa ahead of the Australian Open

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Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised special powers to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying it was “in the public interest to do so.”

Djokovic’s appeal will be heard by the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday, the day before the Australian Open is set to begin.

Djokovic’s visa was first revoked shortly after his arrival in Melbourne on January 6, after Australian Border Force officials said he had “failed to provide appropriate evidence” to receive a vaccine exemption.

A federal court decision on January 10 had overturned that first cancellation.

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