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Tennis Australia denies seeking loopholes for unvaccinated players amid Novak Djokovic row

Australian Open organisers say ‘all players, participants and staff’ must be vaccinated after Djokovic, who has not revealed his vaccination status, named for Serbia in ATP cup

Tennis Australia has hit back at suggestions it is seeking to exploit a “loophole” in border entry rules so unvaccinated players can compete in the upcoming Australian Open, amid speculation about Novak Djokovic’s ability to enter the country.

On Wednesday morning, Victoria’s deputy premier, James Merlino, responded to a report that the world No 1 had the backing of Tennis Australia – the organisers of the Open – to apply for an exemption on medical grounds after repeatedly refusing to reveal his vaccination status.

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