‘Vaccine refusal’ Djokovic misses Australian Open

World No. 1 tennis player Djokovic’s participation in the Australian Open was canceled after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Australian Federal Court unanimously rejected Djokovic’s request to reverse the Australian government’s decision to cancel the entry visa yesterday (16th), one day before the start of the competition.

“It is disappointing, but we will respect the court’s decision,” Djokovic said in a statement.

As a result, Djokovic left Australia on a flight to Dubai last night and will be barred from entering Australia for the next three years unless otherwise specified.

With this, Djokovic’s dream of challenging the record for winning the Australian Open for the fourth consecutive year, the 10th in his career, and the 21st in his career, at the Australian Open, which is opening today, has been put to nothing.

Djokovic’s vacancy will be filled by Italian Salvatore Caruso, who is ranked 150th in the world.

Caruso was knocked out of the qualifying round, but got lucky with Djokovic’s confirmed absence.

Liverpool regained second place in the English Premier League after beating Brentford.

Liverpool opened the door with Fabinho’s header from a corner kick in the 44th minute of the first half, and then ran away with a diving header from Chamberlain in the 24th minute of the second half.

And in the 32nd minute of the second half, Japanese player Minamino Minamino, who was assisted by Firmino, added a goal to achieve a 3-0 victory.

Liverpool, with 45 points, have pushed Chelsea to third place and moved up to second place, but are still 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.




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