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Tennis star Djokovic flies out of Australia after deportation

Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on January 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on January 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic flies out of Melbourne airport after losing a court battle to avoid deportation from Australia over his refusal to vaccinate against COVID-19.

An AFP reporter aboard the plane confirms the flight to Dubai has taken off, after capturing images of Djokovic at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.

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