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Australia Open 2023: Novak Djokovic welcome to play says Craig Tiley; Russians can compete


Novak Djokovic is welcome to play the 2023 edition of the Australia Open but only if the government allows him says tournament director Craig Tiley. Moreover, the Russian and Belarusian players can participate in the first Grand Slam of the year.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion was deported because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19. He wasn’t allowed to defend his Australian Open title last January after a tumultuous 10-day legal saga that culminated with his visa being revoked on the eve of the tournament eventually won by Rafael Nadal.

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