Australian Open draw delayed as Novak Djokovic resolution looms

The Australian Open draw didn’t begin at its scheduled time on Thursday with reporters on the bottom saying it was delayed till additional discover.

The delay comes with the Australian authorities nearing a call on whether or not to deport Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who just isn’t vaccinated towards COVID-19, on public curiosity grounds.

The lads’s tennis No. 1 had his visa cancelled on arrival in Melbourne final week when his vaccination exemption was questioned, however he received a authorized battle on procedural grounds that allowed him to remain within the nation. He nonetheless faces the prospect of deportation — a call that’s completely on the discretion of Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke if deemed to be within the public curiosity for well being and security causes.

There are also experiences that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will communicate at 11:45 p.m. ET

The primary Grand Slam of the season is scheduled to begin on Monday.

— With information from The Related Press

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