Novak Djokovic granted medical exemption to defend Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic granted medical exemption to defend Australian Open title

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic will get a chance to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne, ending months of uncertainty about his participation because of the strict Covid-19 vaccination requirements in place for the tournament.

The world number one, who had declined to reveal his vaccination status, said previously that he was unsure whether he would compete at the Jan 17-30 tournament in Melbourne due to concerns over Australia’s quarantine rules.

The Victoria state government has mandated that all players, staff and fans attending the Australian Open must be fully vaccinated unless there is a genuine reason why an exemption should be granted.

Djokovic wrote on Instagram on Tuesday he has an exemption permission to travel to Australia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.