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EXPLAINER: Where Does Defending Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic's Visa Saga Stand?

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

All eyes are now on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who must decide whether to deport Novak Djokovic, effectively overruling a judge who said the tennis could stay in Australia.

Australian Open 2022: Defending Champion Novak Djokovic In Draw As Visa Saga Continues

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Despite the cloud hanging over Novak Djokovic's ability to compete, Australian Open organisers included the top seed in the draw. He is slated to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in the opening round.

Australian Open 2022: To Deport Or Not To Deport Novak Djokovic, AUS Government In A Tizzy

Despite being handed an easy first-round draw at the Australian Open 2022, Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation, a decision that is yet to be decided by Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.

Novak Djokovic's Visa Controversy And His Bid To Defend Australian Open Title - A Timeline

Jan 12, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open champion. He owns 20 Grand Slam singles titles in all, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most won by a man in tennis history.

Newsreaders Call Novak Djokovic A 'Lying, Sneaky A***hole' In Leaked Tape - VIDEO

Novak Djokovic visa saga is far from over as the Serbian still face the prospect of deportation. Djokovic is bidding to win a record-extending Australian Open title and become the first male to win 21 Grand Slam titles.

11 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Confirmed As No.1 Seed After Court Battle

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic won a court battle to compete in the Australian Open but the Serbian still faces the threat of deportation because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

10 January, 2022

How Porn Added Flavour To Novak Djokovic's Australian Open Visa Controversy

Outlook Web Bureau

Novak Djokovic's deportation hearing in Melbourne became a farce, up to some extent, as the virtual proceedings crashed several times. And at one point, an expired court link was hacked and pranksters streamed loud music and pornography.

09 January, 2022

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

04 January, 2022

Australia Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Saga Over, Serbian To Defend Title In Melbourne

Associated Press (AP)

Defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic looks set to play in the Australian Open after revealing he is heading to the country under a medical exemption.

02 January, 2022

Will Novak Djokovic Play Australian Open 2022 - New Year, Same Old Question

Associated Press (AP)

Players must be vaccinated or have a medical exemption in order to play in the Australian Open. Novak has continually refused to reveal if he is vaccinated against COVID-19.

31 December, 2021

New Year 2022: FIFA World Cup, Cricket World Cups, Asian Games Headline Annual Sports Calendar

Koushik Paul

2022 will a huge year for sports and fans will pray that COVID-19 stays away. From top cricketing events, football action to big multi-sports events, the new year will be a veritable treat for India's sports fans.


30 December, 2021

Australian Open 2022: World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam Participation Still In Doubt


It is worth noting that all spectators, staff and players at the Australian Open 2022 need to be double-vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, hasn't disclosed his vaccination status.

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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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