GRAND SETBACK FOR DJOKOVIC
The Morning Standard|January 17, 2022
World No 1 loses application by unanimous verdict in Federal Court at Melbourne, leaves home in ignominious crcumstances after almost two weeks of drama

NOVAK Djokovic was deported from Australia Sunday having lost a high-stakes legal battle over his coronavirus vaccination status and with his dream of clinching a record 21st Grand Slam in tatters.

Hours after a Federal Court unanimously upheld the cancellation of his visa on public order grounds, an “extremely disappointed” Djokovic complied with a direction to leave the country.

The humbled star boarded a flight from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport for Dubai late Sunday, accompanied by a retinue of aides and officials.

Emirates flight EK409 took off at 10:51 pm local time (1151 GMT), according to an AFP reporter on board.

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