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Djokovic deported, flies out of Australia


Novak Djokovic flew out of Melbourne airport Sunday after losing a court battle to avoid deportation from Australia over his stance on Covid-19 vaccinations.

An AFP reporter aboard the plane confirmed the flight to Dubai had taken off, after capturing images of Djokovic at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport late Sunday.

According to UK Sun, the Australian court affirmed that the decision immigration minister Alex Hawke made to cancel the Serb’s visa was legal.

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And it added that it will publish its reasons in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Djokovic’s old foe Nick Kyrgios launched a surprising defence of the nine-time Aussie Open champ, laying into rival Rafael Nadal for failing to stick up for him.

He said: “It p***** me off how Tsitsipas and Nadal are like… everybody’s got their opinion and I understand that Nadal and Tsitsipas have to speak out about it when they get asked.

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“But we’re only treating him like Novak Djokovic, not like a human now. “

“Imagine how he’s feeling. He probably just wants a bit of support from other players. He’s getting it from me, like, what the f***!”