Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open Might Already Be Over

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Sports Illustrated

By Chris Almeida,Jon Wertheim The defending champion’s visa was revoked by the Australian immigration minister on Friday. Barring a successful appeal of the decision, he won’t be able to play Down Under. First, Novak Djokovic announced he was granted an exemption from the Australian COVID-19 vaccine mandate to play in the Australian Open. Then, upon arrival in Melbourne, his visa was denied. Djokovic sat in a hotel for the weekend waiting for a chance to appeal the decision Monday. His appeal was approved. Then, on Friday, the Australian Immigration Minister overruled the decision. Barring ano…

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