Australian Open Lists Djokovic For Opening Round

NBC News reports:

Australia’s prime minister said Thursday his government’s tough policy toward visitors who were not vaccinated for Covid-19 had not changed, as it nears a decision on whether to deport Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Despite the cloud hanging over Djokovic’s ability to compete, Australian Open organizers included the top seed in the draw. He is slated to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, who is ranked world No. 78, in the opening round.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison would give no indication of how long the decision might take, with Djokovic planning to defend his Australian Open title starting Monday.

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