The world’s number one ranked tennis professional will not be able to participate in the Australian Open this year. Additionally, he won’t even be able to secure “courtside” seats for the tournament. Mr. Djokovic will be forced to make other arrangements to leave the island nation, and fly back to Serbia as a panel of judges said that an Australian immigration minister was within his rights to cancel Mr. Djokovic’s visa based on Djokovic’s unvaccinated status as a condition to stay in Australia.

Chief among the many mitigating factors in the decision to deport Mr. Djokovic was that he tested positive for COVID earlier this year and he lied about the fact that he did not travel outside of his quarantine area during the required fourteen day isolation period after he tested positive for the virus that has overtaken the world.