/ 05 January 2022

Djokovic an Aussie Open starter

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

The men’s world #1 tennis player has packed his bags and was last night at the airport. That’s right, Novak Djokovic is on his way for a shot at a 10th Australian Open title. There have been months of speculation about whether Djokovic would come to Oz given the mystery surrounding his vaccination status and Australia’s firm border rules. Last month, tournament organiser Craig Tiley said he would need a medical exemption or would have to be vaccinated – and we might not know which way the cookie crumbled. But wonder no more, Djovokic himself has cleared it up saying “I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission.” Tiley has previously said that he expected a few people coming for the tournament would be granted vaxx exemptions after scrutiny from 2 medical panels on a no-names basis. Also getting ready to fire up in 2022 is Naomi Osaka. She spoke to reporters yesterday revealing that “I have a goal in the press room that I’m never going to cry again.” The Aussie Open starts on 17 January. 

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