Jan 14, 2022 - Sports

Australian appeals court to hear Novak Djokovic’s case on Sunday

Photo of Novak Djokovic with his racket swung behind him as a tennis ball approaches

Novak Djokovic plays a forehand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Graham Denholm via Getty Images

An Australian appeals court will hear arguments in Novak Djokovic's visa cancellation case on Sunday.

Why it matters: The unvaccinated tennis player faces possible deportation from Australia after officials revoked his visa for a second time on Friday, citing public health interests. He is set to play his first match in the Australian Open on Sunday.

  • In Australia, deportation can lead to a three-year re-entry ban depending on the case, AP reports.
  • Djokovic is expected to remain in immigration detention as the legal proceedings play out.
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