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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Has Visa Reinstated By Judge But Doubts Loom Over AUS Open Participation

Jan 10, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

The Australian government can still cancel Novak Djokovic's visa and the tennis champion will be deported. He is in detention since his arrival in Melbourne last week after failing to meet COVID exemption requirements.

Novak Djokovic Wins Court Battle Vs AUS Govt Over Visa Cancellation But May Still Be Deported

Jan 10, 2022 Koushik Paul

Novak Djokovic had his visa revoked on his arrival in Melbourne and has been in a detention hotel. Australian border officials said that Djokovic failed to meet coronavirus exemption criteria required to enter the country.


Australian Open 2022: Supporters Demonstrate As Novak Djokovic Awaits Court Proceedings

Novak Djokovic is set to present his case in the court on Monday that will decide the future of his participation in Australian Open 2022. He is currently at the immigration detention hotel in Melbourne.

Ashleigh Barty Bags Adelaide International, Amanda Anisimova Wins In Melbourne

Jan 09, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Ashleigh Barty defeated Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-2 in the final. She will now play the Sydney Tennis Classic next week before competing at the Australian Open that begins on January 17.


Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic’s Hearing Looms Large — Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Novak Djokovic had his visa canceled after arriving at Melbourne airport last week when Australian border officials ruled that he didn’t meet the criteria for an exemption to an entry requirement.

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08 January, 2022

Novak Djokovic Tested Positive For COVID-19 In December 2021, Say Lawyers

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia after his visa was revoked at the Melbourne Airport late Wednesday for failing to meet COVID-19 requirements that all non-citizens need to enter the country.


08 January, 2022

Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022: Japanese Naomi Osaka Withdraws With Abdominal Injury

Associated Press (AP)

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022 semifinal means Veronika Kudermetova advanced to the final without hitting a single shot.


07 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Gets Call From Serbia, Thanks Fans For Support

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic, a vaccine skeptic, was barred from entering Australia late Wednesday when federal border authorities at the Melbourne airport rejected his medical exemption to the country's strict COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


07 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Spends Orthodox Christmas In Detention

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic flew to Australia confident his paper work was in order, given he'd been approved by Victoria state government for a medical exemption. That same evidence didn't comply with the Australian government's regulations.


07 January, 2022

Melbourne Summer Set 2022: Rafael Nadal Eases Into Semifinals Without Hitting A Shot

Associated Press (AP)

Rafael Nadal got a walkover when his quarterfinal opponent Dutch Tallon Griekspoor withdrew on Friday in Melbourne Summer Set 2022. Nadal will play unseeded Emil Ruusuvuori in semis.


06 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Defending Champion Novak Djokovic Fights Deportation

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic will spend at least another night in immigration detention, probably even the weekend, with his chances of playing in this month’s Australian Open in limbo. His visa was canceled by the Australian Border Force.


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06 January, 2022

Novak Djokovic Controversy: Rafael Nadal Reacts, Says There Are 'Consequences' For What We Do

Jayanta Oinam

Novak Djokovic was granted a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open 2021 but his visa for entry into Australia was revoked in the early hours of Thursday, local time, and he was detained.


06 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal Begins Warm-up For Season-Opening Grand Slam With A Win

Associated Press (AP)

Rafael Nadal, who made a comeback on the tennis court after recovering from coronavirus, showed no signs of sluggishness on Rod Laver Arena. He defeated Ricardas Berankis 6-2, 7-5.


06 January, 2022

EXPLAINER: Why Was World No.1 Novak Djokovic Not Let Into Australia?

Associated Press (AP)

Despite being granted a medical exemption to defend his Australian Open men's singles title, World No.1 Novak Djokovic's visa has been revoked upon his arrival in Melbourne on Thursday.


06 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Sports Ministry Miffed at Organisers For Denying Aman Dahiya Entry

PTI

Aman Dahiya was to compete in the boy's singles qualifying event for the junior Australian Open 2022. He is one of the two Indian tennis players in the junior top 100. The other is Chirag Duhan.


05 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Stuck In Melbourne Airport After Visa Faux Pas

Associated Press (AP)

The medical exemption allowed Novak Djokovic to compete in Australian Open 2022 regardless of his vaccination status for COVID-19, but it wasn't everything the Serbian needed to enter Australia.


05 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Gets 'Special Treatment,' Sparks Debate

Associated Press (AP)

The medical exemption allows Novak Djokovic entry to the season-opening Grand Slam tournament, the Australia Open, regardless of his vaccination status for COVID-19, a subject he has declined to clarify.


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05 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Granted Medical Exemption; To Seek 21st Grand Slam

Associated Press (AP)

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has won nine of his 20 major titles at the Australian Open. He is tied with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles. Federer won't be playing in the Australian Open 2022.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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