By JOHN PYE and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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Immigration Minister Alex Hawke says he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-old Serb's visa on public interest grounds three days before the Australian Open begins.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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A hearing is scheduled for Friday night and his lawyers are expected to appeal in a federal court as they successfully did last week on procedural grounds.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed Djokovic's pending deportation.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia blows his nose during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
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Everyone at the Australian Open is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Djokovic is not and sought a medical exemption based on having tested positive for COVID-19 in December.

Novak Djokovic Faces Australian Court To Play In Australian Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: A Serbian tennis fan and anti Covid-19 vaccine holds signs outside the Park Hotel as Police stand guard on January 10, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Djokovic is in a detention hotel in Melbourne after his visa was cancelled on arrival to Australia last week. Djokovic filed a court challenge to the decision that will be heard in federal family and circuit court today. Djokovic is in Australia to play in the Australian Open which begins on January 17. (Photo by Diego Fedele/Getty Images)
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