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EXPLAINER: How Djokovic plans to fight deportation in court

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By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his first legal round against Australian authorities who want to deport him. But the world tennis No. 1 now faces a formidable challenge in his second round as he takes on what some describe as the God-like powers of the immigration minister on questions of visas and public interest. Djokovic won his court appeal this week against a border official’s decision to cancel his visa. He won over procedural errors related to Australia’s confusing COVID-19 vaccination regulations. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s intervention on Friday to cancel the visa a second time for what Djokovic’s lawyers describe as “radically different” reasons pits Djokovic against Australian politics as well as the law.

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