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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open
A Servian tennis player Novak Djokovic had been eager to get his 21st grand slam title at the Australian Open. But hours after his arrival at Melbourne airport on January 5, his visa was canceled because he hadn’t been vaccinated. He hoped his previous Covid infection would exempt the Australian policy. He had been detained in an immigration facility like anyone else for five days until the visa cancelation was overturned by a single judge. He then started preparing for the tournament but only a few days later, his visa was revoked again. Another appeal was made but the court didn’t find any fault with the decision by the immigration minister because of the super tennis star’s influence on all people, including the young. The judges also stated that this is so evident that the ruling requires no evidence. It seems reasonable for the Australian government not to exempt someone for his fame or world ranking, but angered the people in his home country.
As noted in Topic Reading Vol.3577-1/26/2022, a previous infection isn’t as effective as vaccination. Djokovic is a human being like everyone else after all.
Enjoy reading the article and think if you support the ruling or still wanted to see him play in the tournament.