Wednesday, January 26

Novak Djokovic: 7 questions to understand the controversy over the participation of the world’s number one in the Australian Open


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Novak Djokovic reacting with surprise during a tennis match

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Despite receiving an “exemption” from the tennis authorities, Novak Djokovic was unable to present the required vaccination documents to enter Australia.

Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one tennis player, generated an angry reaction in Australia after announcing that the authorities had granted him an exemption from the covid vaccine to be able to play in the Australian Open this month.

The 34-year-old Serbian star is being held in a hotel for immigrants in Australia, seeking a way not to be extradited, after his visa was revoked upon arrival in Melbourne and he was denied entry to the country.

What was supposed to be the start of another Grand Slam championship campaign has morphed into a diplomatic storm.

Here we clarify the key questions of what has happened so far and what could happen next.


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