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Ace tennis star Novak Djokovic wins fresh deportation delay

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Ace tennis star Novak Djokovic wins fresh deportation delay

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic won another temporary reprieve from an Australian judge, who agreed to delay any effort to deport tennis star to until 8pm local time (0900 GMT) Monday, as Novak’s court case continues in Melbourne.

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Government lawyers had earlier indicated they would be willing to delay the deportation order, which is hanging over the 34-year-old Serbian as he seeks to remain in Australia.

Djokovic jetted into Australia last Wednesday hoping to defend his Australian Open crown and seal an unprecedented 21st Grand Slam title.

Instead of a champion’s welcome, he was questioned at the airport overnight before having his visa revoked and being transferred to a Melbourne immigration detention facility pending deportation.

The unvaccinated star was deemed to have not provided adequate evidence of a medical exemption.

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The case is set to return to court later Monday.

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