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Novak Djokovic: Having Covid gave tennis star vaccine exemption – lawyers

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Tennis star, Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after a Covid infection on 16 December, his lawyers say in court documents.

The world’s top-ranked tennis player was denied entry to Australia after landing in Melbourne this week to play in the Australian Open.

Djokovic is currently in an immigration detention centre ahead of a court case on Monday. His case has caused a huge outcry in Australia and made headlines around the world.

The 34-year-old, who has said he is opposed to vaccination, had been granted a medical exemption to play in the tournament in a decision that infuriated many ordinary Australians. But the Serbian was dramatically denied entry on landing.

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