Exemption twist in 'tone deaf' Djokovic saga

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Nine's governmental newsman Chris O'Keefe says helium has been told "on bully authority" that Tennis Australia approached the Australian Technical Advisory Group connected Immunisation for proposal connected earthy immunity.

The revelation comes aft satellite No.1 Novak Djokovic was controversially granted a aesculapian exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination mandate to play astatine the Australian Open.

The crushed for the exemption has not emerged but determination person been reports that Djokovic whitethorn person played the earthy immunity card.

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Djokovic granted Australian Open exemption

"ATAGI told Tennis Australia that past corruption with COVID is not a valid crushed against vaccination," O'Keefe said connected Nine Radio.

Australia has been raging aft the Djokovic exemption and retired tennis prima Sam Groth - successful isolation aft contracting COVID-19 - took purpose successful a file for News Corp.

The Serbian superstar is present successful the container spot to triumph a grounds 21st expansive slam successful Melbourne - and a 10th AO - but faces the imaginable of being booed mercilessly each clip helium takes the court.

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Djokovic wasn't fixed peculiar treatment, Tennis Australia says

"I inactive deliberation Djokovic is 1 of the top ever but with greatness comes anticipation and helium fails each time," Groth wrote.

"He was present past twelvemonth lifting the trophy and paying tribute to what Victorians successful peculiar had endured. He played successful bare stadiums during the drawback lockdown.

"His announcement connected Tuesday was code deaf. He should cognize better."

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