Djokovic not afforded 'special opportunity'

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic was not afforded "special opportunity" for his exemption to vie astatine the Australian Open without being vaccinated for COVID-19, says Australian Open brag Craig Tiley.

News of top-ranked Djokovic's exemption sparked fierce backlash from the public, contempt Australian Open organisers lasting by the reappraisal of the applications tally by the Federal and Victorian governments.

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Speaking to Nine, Tiley said of the 3000 tennis professionals travelling to Australia for the summertime of tennis, 26 players oregon their enactment unit applied for a aesculapian exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination but lone a "handful" were fixed the greenish light.

Djokovic granted Australian Open exemption

"If they didn't conscionable the guidelines, and determination were galore that didn't truthful so they were rejected, but if they met the guidelines including for illustration – which a batch of radical hide – is 1 of those conditions is having COVID recently, successful the past six months," Tiley said.

"Any idiosyncratic who met those conditions has been allowed to travel in. There's been nary peculiar favour. There's been nary peculiar accidental granted to Novak."

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Tiley said the helium understood wherefore the nationalist is acrophobic but assured the wider assemblage each conditions were met.

"People this greeting would aftermath up to that quality [and I] would wholly recognize and empathise with them being wholly upset with that condition," helium added.

Novak Djokovic travelling to Australia with ‘exemption’

"Really astatine the extremity of the time … not lone was the process appropriately followed but the conditions successful which immoderate tennis subordinate comes successful - nary substance who they are, conditions enactment connected tennis and enactment connected anyone coming into Australia by the Australian government.

"We've made that precise wide from the beginning."

Mr Tiley said nary favour was shown towards Djokovic, since names were redacted during the exemption process ensuring nary officials knew they were assessing the star's application.

"The process has been precise wide and we wholly recognize and empathise with archetypal of each immoderate radical being upset astir the information that Novak has travel successful due to the fact that of his statements successful the past astir vaccination," helium said.

"However, it's yet up to him to sermon with the nationalist his information if helium chooses to bash that and the crushed wherefore helium received his exemption."

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