Djokovic’s chances have improved as a result of a leaked Tennis Australia letter that provided players with inaccurate information.
TENNIS AUSTRALIA incorrectly informed unvaccinated players that they could enter the country for the Australian Open, according to a leaked document, potentially putting an end to the ongoing farce surrounding Novac Djokovic’s deportation.
According to The Herald Sun, unvaccinated players were told they needed to prove they had been infected with coronavirus in the previous six months to get a medical exemption.
Despite the fact that the Australian Federal Government informed Tennis Australia that prior infections were not covered in its medical exemption guidelines, this is still the case.
Novak Djokovic’s team is thought to have only used a recent Covid infection to apply for his visa.
His visa, however, has been revoked because this was not a valid reason for the vaccination exemption.
Tennis Australia, according to Australia’s Prime Minister, is to blame for the disaster.
“Tennis Australia said he could play, and that’s fine; it’s their decision, but we make the decision at the border,” he said.
“All travelers are aware of the rules.”
They board a plane on the assumption that they’ll be able to meet those requirements, and if they can’t, they won’t be allowed in.”
Renata Voracova, a Czech doubles champion, has also had her visa revoked due to a lack of a valid medical exemption.
Border Force officials are holding her at the Park Hotel in Carlton.
Ms Voravcova had reportedly already been granted entry to Australia and had competed in a pre-season tournament in Melbourne.
Players were reportedly told they needed an overseas medical exemption certificate in the leaked Tennis Australia letter.
They also needed a second exemption signed by an Australian doctor or an expert medical panel, according to the document.
The letter to players made no mention of the fact that a Covid infection within the previous six months was not a valid reason for a vaccination exemption, according to the Federal Government.
Tennis Australia denied misleading players in a statement to The Herald Sun.
“We have always been consistent in our communications to players that vaccination is the best course of action — not only to protect themselves and others, but also to ensure they can arrive in Australia,” they said.
“We categorically deny that the players were purposefully misled.”