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Novak Djokovic ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose Visa battle and will be imminently deported from Australia

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic says he will accept the country’s ruling and will co-operate with his departure from Australia, but he is “extremely disappointed” by the decision. Judges dismissed a bid from the Serbian for a government decision to have his visa cancelled overturned. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke had personally cancelled Djokovic’s visa on Friday, …

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Naomi Osaka leads top 10 highest-paid female athletes with $57m

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete according to Forbes magazine, raking in $57.3 million in prize money and sponsorship endorsements over the last year. Osaka sits on the summit of the top 10, which earned a combined $167 million before taxes in 2021, a 23% increase in 2020. It also marks …

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World Number 1 Djokovic In Australian Open After VISA Cancellation Upheld

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Novak Djokovic will compete in this year’s Australian Open, after having his Visa cancellation overturned by Judge Anthony Kelly, following the challenge he made on an order by the Australian government, revoking his entry Visa. Judge Anthony Kelly released a statement from the court saying that Djokovic could have had more time to make a …

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Novak Djokovic wins court battle to remain in Australia

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A judge has dramatically quashed the decision by the Australian government to revoke Novak Djokovic’s entry visa. Judge Anthony Kelly ordered the immediate release of the world number one tennis star from detention, where he has been since arriving at Melbourne airport on Wednesday. The Australian government has also been ordered to pay for his …

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Covid infection gave Novak Djokovic vaccine exemption say lawyers

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World number one tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption due to contracting Coronavirus on December 16, his lawyers have said in court documents. Djokovic was denied entry into Australia, having previously been given the green light to compete in this month’s Australian Open in Melbourne. The Serbian is currently been held in an …

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Novak Djokovic to be sent home from Australia over visa row

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World number one Novak Djokovic faces the prospect of being deported from Australia after an issue with his visa. The 34-year-old arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday ahead of this month’s Australian Open, however, authorities noticed a mistake on his application. Djokovic was due to take part in the competition after he was made exempt from …

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Novak Djokovic WILL compete at Australian Open after medical exemption

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Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title after the world number one received a medical exemption to compete in this months competition. All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or receive an exemption from an expert panel, with the nine-time Australian Open winner having not publicly disclosed his vaccination status. The …

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