Djokovic launches court bid against Australia deportation

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MELBOURNE: Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic fought against deportation from Australia on Thursday after his visa was revoked for failing to meet pandemic entry requirements.

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The vaccine-sceptic Serb was taken in by border patrol officials on arrival late Wednesday and is currently being held at an immigration detention facility in Melbourne.

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Court officials said Judge Anthony Kelly would at 4:00pm (0500 GMT) hear Djokovic’s appeal against imminent deportation.-AFP