- Jan 22, 2005
It is "appalling" that Novak Djokovic can enter the country for the Australian Open, locals say.
Australians have reacted angrily to news that tennis player Novak Djokovic will play in the Australian Open, after he was exempted from vaccination rules.
All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel.
Organisers said the defending champion had not been given special treatment.
But Australians - some of whom still cannot travel interstate or globally - have criticised officials, politicians and Djokovic himself.