Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open defending champion, waits at an Australian Border Force desk on his arrival at Melbourne Airport on January 5, 2022. Photo: AP
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open defending champion, waits at an Australian Border Force desk on his arrival at Melbourne Airport on January 5, 2022. Photo: AP

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic’s lawyers cite Covid-19 positive for medical exemption – but infection came after application deadline

  • World No 1’s legal team argue he should get leave to remain in Australia because he returned positive PCR test on December 16
  • But documents sent to all players by Tennis Australia stated applications for medical exemptions must come ‘no later’ than December 10

Topic |   2022 Australian Open
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open defending champion, waits at an Australian Border Force desk on his arrival at Melbourne Airport on January 5, 2022. Photo: AP
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open defending champion, waits at an Australian Border Force desk on his arrival at Melbourne Airport on January 5, 2022. Photo: AP
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