/ 18 January 2022

Oz Open moves onwards and upwards

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Novak Djokovic has arrived in Serbia to a hero’s welcome after he was deported on Sunday night. PM Scott Morrison yesterday said that Djokovic had no right to enter Australia sans COVID jabs, but he did leave the door open for his return without having to wait out a 3-year ban – if he got vaccinated. Looking ahead to the next grand slam, the French Open is looking tricky for Djokovic too… But onto the tennis as the Australian Open fired up yesterday, and Ash Barty cleared her first match in straight sets last night. John Millman also made it through, and Aussie wildcard Aleksandar Vukic looked just as surprised as he claimed his first big tournament win. Not clearing the first hurdle was Thanasi Kokkinakis, James Duckworth and Ajla Tomljanović. There are heaps of Aussies in action today, including Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur who take centre stage in separate matches at 7pm tonight. 

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