Novak Djokovic among Australian Open entries putting Melbourne Slam in vaccine stand-off

“Medical exemptions are just that. It’s not a loophole for privileged tennis players. It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,” he told 7 News Melbourne.

Any exemption would also need to be certified by an Australian medical practitioner.

Furthermore, Tennis Australia has denied that it is “seeking to exploit loopholes for unvaccinated tennis players.”

“[Djokovic] is coming under the same regulations that the government set out. Tennis Australia, nobody’s trying to do anything special for him to be here,” retired pro and Tennis Australia official Todd Woodbridge told 7 News Melbourne.

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