Novak Djokovic Is Finally In Australia…For Now

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Sports Illustrated

By Chris Almeida,Jon Wertheim After a successful appeal of the denial of his visa, the tennis player was allowed into Melbourne with a medical exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But the country’s immigration minister could flip the situation on its head by overruling the decision. First, Novak Djokovic announced he was granted an exemption from the Australian COVID-19 vaccine mandate to play in the Australian Open. Then, upon arrival in Melbourne, his visa was denied. Djokovic sat in a hotel for the weekend waiting for a chance to appeal the decision on Monday. Now, his appeal has been…

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