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Paul McNamee said: "He is the only player that I've ever known in the history of the Australian Open that has had his visa rescinded,"

newsnow-co-ukFriday, January 7, 2022 12:57:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “The only thing I can say is that the evidence of medical exemption provided turned out to be inadequate,”

eminetraThursday, January 6, 2022 9:37:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Any individual seeking to enter Australia must comply with our border requirements,”

couriermailWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:04:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: “If he is not vaccinated he must provide acceptable proof that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons,”

thedailybeastThursday, January 6, 2022 12:13:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: "All I can say is that the evidence for medical exemption that was provided was found to be insufficient,"

coastfmThursday, January 6, 2022 9:17:00 AM CET

Piers Morgan wrote (about Novak Djokovic): "The #Djokovic saga is not about whether you believe in covid vaccines, but whether you believe famous sports stars should play by the same rules as everyone else," "He has the right not to be jabbed, and Australia has the right to chuck him out for making a dodgy visa application"

insider-comThursday, January 6, 2022 2:26:00 PM CET

Jaala Pulford said: “I wanted to recognise and acknowledge that this outcome is something that many of the Victorian community find frustrating and upsetting,” “But I want to make absolutely clear that as has been the case the whole time, no one is receiving special treatment because of who they are or what they have achieved professionally”

dailymaverickWednesday, January 5, 2022 6:24:00 AM CET

James Merlino said: "It is a medical exemption in exceptional circumstances if you have an acute medical condition,"

theglobeandmailTuesday, January 4, 2022 2:14:00 PM CET

Karen Andrews said: "We do have the intelligence to indicate there are some individuals here now that have not met the entry requirements and we have to investigate that,"

maitlandmercuryFriday, January 7, 2022 12:08:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison told: "Rules are rules, and there are no special cases,"

theageThursday, January 6, 2022 5:38:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: “The grounds are the same grounds that anyone can get a medical exemption, any Australian returning home or international guest,”

couriermailWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:58:00 AM CET

Jaala Pulford wrote: “We’ve always been clear on two points: visa approvals are a matter for the Federal Government, and medical exemptions are a matter for doctors,”

aljazeera-enWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:21:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: “I would encourage him to talk to the community about it,” “We have been through a very tough period over the last two years”

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:08:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison added: “Therefore, if a medical exemption is provided by a medical professional and it is provided to him as a condition for him to board the plane, well, it needs to be stacked when he arrives in Australia,”

eminetraWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:38:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison said: “people try to run the border all the time”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: ''While the Victorian government and Tennis Australia may permit a non-vaccinated player to compete in the Australian Open, it is the Commonwealth government that will enforce our requirements at the Australian border,''

eminetraWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:38:00 PM CET

Liam Broady wrote: "The second AO announced there would be exemptions 8 weeks ago we all knew,"

themirrorTuesday, January 4, 2022 2:59:00 PM CET

Karen Andrews said (about Novak Djokovic): "Djokovic is not being held captive in Australia. He is free to leave at any time that he chooses to do so and Border Force will actually facilitate that,"

khaleejtimesFriday, January 7, 2022 5:04:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt said: "Yes, it's tough but it's fair and it's equitable and it's one rule for all under this Australian government,"

northernirelandnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 12:18:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: “Australia’s border rules apply to everyone”

telegraphWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:49:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: "Every athlete coming into Australia has to be vaccinated and show proof of that, or has to have made application from a medical exemption,"

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:07:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley told: “We made it extremely difficult for applicants to ensure the process was correct and to ensure that medical experts dealt with it independently,”

archydeWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:37:00 PM CET

James Merlino said: "Everyone's looking forward to the Australian Open and everyone who will attend – spectators, players, officials, staff – is expected to be fully vaccinated,"

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:44:00 PM CET

Nemanja Starovic said: "We expect that the ambassador personally takes action for him to be moved to accommodation befitting the best sportsman in the world, not a criminal or an illegal immigrant,"

aninewsFriday, January 7, 2022 5:05:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): "What is not fair-play is the political witch hunt (being conducted against Novak), by everybody including the Australian Prime Minister pretending that the rules apply to all,"

themalaymailonlineThursday, January 6, 2022 3:02:00 PM CET

Darko Vojinovic said: "It is historically evident that the world has something against the Serbs,"

newsweekThursday, January 6, 2022 10:22:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: “As a matter of course, everyone goes on the entry list,”

nytimesTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:44:00 PM CET

Tennys Sandgren said: “Just to be crystal clear here, two separate medical boards approved his exemption. And politicians are stopping it. Australia doesn’t deserve to host a grand slam”

guardianThursday, January 6, 2022 4:12:00 AM CET

Ben Rothenberg wrote (about Novak Djokovic): “Whatever happens as this unfolds here, this is completely Novak Djokovic’s fault for not getting the vaccine in the first place, which he had *months* to do,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Ashleigh Barty said: “I know how hard it has been for Australians all around our nation, but in particular Victorians have had a real rough trot over the last 18 months and two years,” “I understand why they may be frustrated with the decision. Ultimately I have no interest in speaking about Novak’s medical history. It’s not my decision. Those decisions are made. They’re completely out of my control”

irishtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:21:00 PM CET

Rod Laver said: “Yes, you're a great player and you've performed and won so many tournaments, so it can't be physical,”

forbesWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:10:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "It doesn't really matter whether it's vaccination or anything else in life. You should have the freedom to choose, to decide what you want to do. In this particular case, what you want to put in your body,"

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:11:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt said: ''No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant.''

koreatimesThursday, January 6, 2022 3:36:00 AM CET

Alex De Minaur replied: “That’s very politically correct from you,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic said: “Every time I thought about what I did, I felt like I had failed myself,”

urdupointTuesday, January 4, 2022 6:29:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison said: “Entry with a visa requires double vaccination, or a medical exemption,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic added: “I am ready to live and breathe tennis in the coming weeks of competition. Thank you all for your support,”

california18Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:26:00 PM CET

Radmilo Armenulic told: “They detained him under police presence. He was held in a room for eight hours after he was cleared to take part in the Australian Open by the medical panel,”

channelnewsasiaThursday, January 6, 2022 4:58:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic wrote (about Novak Djokovic): "In line with all standards of international public law, Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, justice and truth,"

thehillWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:53:00 PM CET

Djordje Djokovic said: “He had the same document as several tennis players who are already in Australia,”

theageThursday, January 6, 2022 2:23:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): "They have provided [Djokovic] with an exemption to come to Australia, and so we then act in accordance with that," "States provide exemptions for people to enter on those basis, and that's been happening for the last two years"

HonululuAdvertiserThursday, January 6, 2022 12:50:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal told: "Of course I don't like the situation that is happening,"

oannThursday, January 6, 2022 9:55:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic said: “Personally I am not pro-vaccines,” “I would not like it for someone to compel me to be vaccinated so I can travel. But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision”

gulf-timesTuesday, January 4, 2022 9:40:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison told (about Novak Djokovic): "If that evidence is insufficient , then [Djokovic] won't be treated any different to anyone else and he'll be on the next plane home,"

oannWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:19:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley explained: "If I want to come as an international visitor and I'm not vaccinated, and I meet those guidelines, any medical practitioner can can grant me an exemption and add my name to the immunisation register,"

illawarramercuryWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:52:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal stated: "I went through the COVID. I have been vaccinated twice. If you do this, you don't have any problem to play here. That's the only clear thing,"

dnaindiaThursday, January 6, 2022 10:14:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told: "We made it extra difficult for anyone applying for an application to ensure it was the right process and to make sure the medical experts deal with it independently,"

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:35:00 AM CET

Daniel Ramos said: “It is normal for everyone to expect Al-Hilal to win the Super Cup because they are a great team and Asian champions, but we are ready to give our best performance and surprise them,”

arabnewsWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:21:00 PM CET

Greg Hunt said: “It’s one rule for all under this Australian government,”

krmgThursday, January 6, 2022 12:29:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews told: "I can confirm the Australian Border Force is conducting its inquiries ... I am aware that there are two individuals currently being investigated by Australian Border Force,"

maitlandmercuryFriday, January 7, 2022 12:08:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic announced: "I'm heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let's go 2022!"

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, January 4, 2022 5:52:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “If you are vaccinated you can play the Australian Open and anywhere, and in my opinion the world has suffered enough not to play by the rules”

archydeFriday, January 7, 2022 6:23:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption,” “I am advised that such an exemption was not in place, and as a result, he is subject to the same rules as everyone else”

kyodonewsThursday, January 6, 2022 4:27:00 AM CET

Jacinta Allan said: “It’s the government’s expectation that when he does arrive, he explains to the Victorian community what the circumstances (of his exemption) and can explain some of these motives behind his actions and his intentions in playing here in Australia,”

news_com_auWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:21:00 AM CET

Alex De Minaur said: “I think he’s said all the right things there,”

theherald-auTuesday, January 4, 2022 10:41:00 PM CET

Mr Joyce told: "If he hasn't filled out the forms appropriately then he's taking the sovereign capacity of another nation for a joke,"

bbcThursday, January 6, 2022 2:44:00 PM CET

Samantha Lewis added (about Novak Djokovic): "Everybody attending the Australian Open has a patriotic duty to boo Djokovic for the entirety of his stay. "

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 9:44:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: "subject to the same rules as anyone else”. “Ultimately, this is the responsibility of the traveler,"

google-top-stories-innovatieThursday, January 6, 2022 8:40:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: "We know of athletes that have applied for an exemption and in cases, it’s been granted,"

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:11:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “If you do this, you don’t have any problem to play here. That’s the only clear thing,”

inews-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 9:22:00 AM CET

Ana Brnabić accused: “the harassment of the best tennis player in the world”

archydeFriday, January 7, 2022 10:04:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said: “The whole of Serbia is with him and... our authorities are undertaking all measures in order that maltreatment of the world’s best tennis player ends as soon as possible,”

gulf-timesThursday, January 6, 2022 9:34:00 PM CET

Jaala Pulford said (about Novak Djokovic): “The federal government has asked if we will support Novak Djokovic’s visa application to enter Australia,”

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:25:00 PM CET

Mr Hunt told: "The ABF (Australian Border Force) can confirm that Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia and his visa has been subsequently cancelled,"

yahoo-auThursday, January 6, 2022 4:24:00 AM CET

Djordje Djokovic said (about Novak Djokovic): “He had the same document as several tennis players who are already in Australia,” “Novak and his team had no way of contacting federal authorities. The only way to make contact was via Tennis Australia, as they have a partner relationship with the authorities. Novak didn’t apply, Tennis Australia did”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 4:22:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison added: “Especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules,” “Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from Covid, we are continuing to be vigilant”

news_com_auWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:28:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley told (about Novak Djokovic): "We completely understand and empathise with ... people being upset about the fact that Novak has come in because of his statements over the past couple of years around vaccination,"

RTERadioWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:34:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: "Most haven’t, 75 to 80% of those that apply for medical exemption, it was not granted,"

canberratimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:54:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): “I’ve just finished my telephone conversation with Novak Djokovic,”

breitbart-comThursday, January 6, 2022 4:49:00 AM CET

Jaala Pulford said: “We wanted to recognize and acknowledge that this result was felt frustrating and upset by much of the Victorian community,”

eminetraWednesday, January 5, 2022 9:53:00 AM CET

Djordje Djokovic said: “He was taken to a migrant hotel to a dirty room without any belongings, which he was told would be returned to him upon his return to Europe,” “He was treated like a criminal while he is a healthy and decent man and a sportsman who has not endangered anyone’s life and has not committed any federal or legal offence”

theageThursday, January 6, 2022 2:23:00 PM CET

Jamie Murray said: "I think if it was me that wasn't vaccinated I wouldn't be getting an exemption … but well done to him for getting clear to come to Australia and compete," "At the end of the day you kind of have to trust that he does have a valid reason for the medical exemption"

abc-auTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:15:00 PM CET

Lisa Schofield said: “people who have previously had COVID-19 and not received a vaccine dose are not considered fully vaccinated”

smhThursday, January 6, 2022 5:58:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: ”Central to this process was that the decisions were made by independent medical experts and that every applicant was given due consideration,”

compsmagWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:26:00 PM CET

Mr Hunt wrote: “I can confirm that people who contracted Covid-19 within the past six months and seek to enter Australia from overseas, and have not received two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration-approved or recognised vaccine are not considered fully vaccinated”

thesunThursday, January 6, 2022 9:34:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told (about Novak Djokovic): "It will certainly be helpful if Novak was to explain the conditions in which he sought and was granted an exemption,"

myjoyonlineWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:52:00 AM CET

Paul Annacone said: "The two panels it goes through do not know who the person is, they just look at the symptoms,"

thestandard-hkWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:24:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “We will continue to make the right decisions when it comes to securing Australian borders in relation to this pandemic,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Stephen Parnis added: "If this exemption is true, it sends an appalling message to millions seeking to reduce #Covid19Aus risk to themselves & others,"

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:05:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: “No individual competing at the Australian Open will be afforded any special treatment,”

bordermailWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:20:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic wrote: "Happy New Year, everybody! Wishing you all health, love, and happiness in every present moment and may you feel love and respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet,"

guardianTuesday, January 4, 2022 12:15:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: “I think it’ll certainly be helpful if Novak was to explain the condition for which he sought an exemption and he got the exemption,” “But ultimately, it’s up to him”

news_com_auWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:21:00 AM CET

Emir Kusturica asked: “Hasn’t the world already become a prison of which barbed wire is the most expressive symbol?”

newsnow-co-ukFriday, January 7, 2022 5:52:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison stated: “Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Guidelines are guidelines, particularly in the case of our borders. Nobody is above these guidelines,”

digitpatroxThursday, January 6, 2022 12:27:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): “I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him and [we] are doing everything to see the harassment of the world’s best tennis player is brought to an end. In line with all norms of international law, Serbia will fight for Novak, truth and justice,”

balkaninsightFriday, January 7, 2022 12:52:00 PM CET

Niki Pilic told (about Novak Djokovic): “The Australian Prime Minister is trying to please a part of the country's society and improve his poor political rating by saying ‘Djokovic can’t compete because I said that unvaccinated athletes will be banned from competing’,”

keloThursday, January 6, 2022 3:10:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: "The only for me clear thing is if you are vaccinated, you can play in the Australian Open and everywhere, and the world in my opinion have been suffering enough to not follow the rules,"

timesnownewsThursday, January 6, 2022 9:11:00 AM CET

Paul McGrath said: "Well to be fair, as one of the other players, I’d give him no help either, the mans won the bloody thing last year, why would you want to Aid last years winner . Ruin your slim enough chance"

irishmirrorThursday, January 6, 2022 1:12:00 PM CET

Jon Ralph said: "What a rort. Watch everyone dodge the responsibility for him somehow getting an exemption. "

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:44:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: "The only way we could access that information is if an individual decides to share it,"

canberratimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:54:00 AM CET

Rod Laver said: "I think it might get ugly ... if he's got a reason for (the exemption) then ... we should know it,"

dailyadvertiserThursday, January 6, 2022 7:42:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “rules are rules and there are no special cases”

theageThursday, January 6, 2022 5:38:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "If he's not vaccinated, he must provide acceptable proof that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and to be able to access the same travel arrangements as fully vaccinated travellers,"

9newsWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Ben Rothenberg wrote (about Novak Djokovic): "Though we now know that Djokovic plans to play the Australian Open, there will still be considerable speculation about the legitimacy of his exemption,"

abc-auTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:15:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison said: “no one is above the rules”

inews-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:37:00 PM CET

Stephen Parnis said (about Novak Djokovic): “I don’t care how good a tennis player he is. If he’s refusing to get vaccinated, he shouldn’t be allowed in … If this exemption is true, it sends an appalling message to millions seeking to reduce COVID-19 risk to themselves and others. Vaccination shows respect, Novak,”

abc-auTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:15:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: "For tennis players, it was a process that goes above and beyond what anyone coming into Australia would have experienced,"

JakartaPostFriday, January 7, 2022 5:01:00 AM CET

Radmilo Armenulic said: "They detained him under police presence. He was held in a room for eight hours after he was cleared to take part in the Australian Open by the medical panel," "This decision, in my opinion, reflects lawlessness and not the rule of law. They have treated Novak like a criminal and a villain to stop him from winning his 21st grand slam"

canberratimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:20:00 PM CET

Jaala Pulford said: “Lots of people in the Victorian community will find this to be a disappointing outcome, but the process is the process,” “Nobody has had special treatment. The process is incredibly robust”

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:17:00 AM CET

Tennys Sandgren wrote: “LOL trusting the science once again,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Rod Laver told: “I think it might get ugly,”

rnz-co-nzThursday, January 6, 2022 7:34:00 AM CET

Tennys Sandgren wrote: “Just to be crystal clear here, two separate medical boards approved his exemption,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Jaala Pulford said: “Nothing could be further from the truth,”

news_com_auWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:21:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal added: “It looks like some tough situation,”

eminetraThursday, January 6, 2022 10:40:00 AM CET

Ash Barty said: "I think it's a tough one. As we've seen a little bit in the last day or so, from the Australian public, I know how hard it has been for Australians... but in particular, Victorians have had a real rough trot over the last 18 months and two years. "

bordermailWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:52:00 PM CET

Jaala Pulford said: “The federal government has asked if we will support Novak Djokovic’s visa application to enter Australia,” “We will not be providing Novak Djokovic with individual visa application support to participate in the 2022 Australian Open grand slam [tournament]. We’ve always been clear on two points: visa approvals are a matter for the federal government, and medical exemptions are a matter for doctors”

vice-com-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 1:08:00 AM CET

Jacinta Allan said: "I'm advised that Victorian government officials had not seen that correspondence," "It reinforces that point that it is the Commonwealth government ... that's responsible for issuing visas and how they engage in that dialogue with bodies like Tennis Australia is a matter for them"

canberratimesFriday, January 7, 2022 3:51:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal said: "The only for me clear thing is if you are vaccinated, you can play in the Australian Open and everywhere,"

ibtimesThursday, January 6, 2022 9:39:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "Djokovic's visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules,"

RTERadioThursday, January 6, 2022 12:16:00 AM CET

Toni Nadal added (about Novak Djokovic): “I would like to think that Novak is not oblivious to all this and that he will clear up any doubts as a sign of human sensitivity and understanding,”

breitbart-comThursday, January 6, 2022 4:49:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said: "the integrity and the evidence behind it”. While Djokovic has spoken out against vaccines, he has steadfastly refused to say whether he has gotten any shots against the coronavirus, though it is widely presumed he would not have sought an exemption if he had been vaccinated. Federal Circuit Judge Anthony Kelly adjourned Djokovic’s case to Monday. A lawyer for the government agreed the nine-time Australian Open champion and winner of 20 major titles should not be deported before then. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that he had spoken to Djokovic and that his government asked that the athlete be allowed to move to a house he has rented and “not to be in that infamous hotel”. He added that Djokovic has been treated differently from other players. “I’m afraid that this overkill will continue,"

tricitynewsThursday, January 6, 2022 4:25:00 PM CET

James Duckworth said: “Hey, I don’t know the tax exemption standards. Yeah. Apparently it’s an independent panel. He must have somehow met the standards,”

londonnewstimeWednesday, January 5, 2022 2:20:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): “On the issue of Mr. Djokovic, rules are rules and there are no special cases,” “That is the policy of the government, and it has been our government’s strong border protection policies and particularly in relation to the pandemic that has ensured that Australia has had one of the lowest death rates from COVID anywhere in the world. Entry with a visa requires double vaccination or a medical exemption. I am advised that such an exemption was not in place and as a result he is subject to the same rule as anyone else”

longbeachstarThursday, January 6, 2022 12:04:00 PM CET

Jamie Murray added: “I think if I was the one who didn’t get the vaccine, I wouldn’t get an exemption. You know, but it’s good that he got permission to come to Australia and compete”

archydeWednesday, January 5, 2022 3:38:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "I am no expert, but I do want to have an option to choose what’s best for my body. I am keeping an open mind, and I’ll continue to research on this topic"

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:11:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "We await his presentation and what evidence he provides us to support that,"

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:05:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told: “People this morning would wake up to that news [and I] would completely understand and emphasise with them being completely upset with that condition,”

watodayTuesday, January 4, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Anthony Kelly said: “the tail won’t be wagging the dog here”

rnz-co-nzThursday, January 6, 2022 9:33:00 AM CET

James Duckworth said: “Look, I don’t know the criteria for exemptions. Yeah. Apparently, it’s an independent panel. He must have fit the criteria somehow,”

illawarramercuryWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:52:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: "We await his presentation and what evidence he provides us to support that," "If that evidence is insufficient, then he won't be treated any different to anyone else, and he'll be on the next plane home"

deutschewelle-enWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:52:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "All I can say is that the evidence (for) medical exemption that was provided was found to be insufficient,"

coastfmThursday, January 6, 2022 9:17:00 AM CET

Jamie Murray said: "I think if it was me that wasn't vaccinated I wouldn't be getting an exemption"

illawarramercuryWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:52:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison wrote: “Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. The rules are rules, especially with respect to our borders. No one has crossed these rules,”

eminetraFriday, January 7, 2022 3:59:00 AM CET

Vladimir Duthiers said: "Australia has done very, very well in vaccines and in keeping people safe, so that's why they're doing it,"

foxnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 5:54:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: "We do everything we possibly can to give everyone an equal and fair opportunity to come into the country,"

abc-auWednesday, January 5, 2022 1:17:00 AM CET

Carina Ford said: “He needed a visa, he needed a travel exemption at the commonwealth level and he needed a travel exemption from Victoria because of the fact he is unvaccinated,” “Victoria might have granted an exemption from hotel quarantine … but the travel exemption is a commonwealth issue”

playsreportThursday, January 6, 2022 1:13:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic told (about Novak Djokovic): “Just got off the phone with Novak Djokovic,”

premiumtimesngThursday, January 6, 2022 6:17:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “He has to do that because if he is not vaccinated, he must provide acceptable evidence that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons in order to have access to the same travel rules as fully vaccinated travelers,”

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:08:00 PM CET

Jacinta Allan said: "That is very much separate from the visa process,"

canberratimesFriday, January 7, 2022 3:51:00 AM CET

Craig Tilley told: “We’ve made it more difficult for anyone applying for an exemption in order to make sure the procedure is safe and to make sure that medical experts are handling the matter independently,”

archydeWednesday, January 5, 2022 3:38:00 PM CET

Jamie Murray said: “I mean, I don’t know what to say about this really… I think if it was me who wasn’t vaccinated I wouldn’t get a waiver,”

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:35:00 AM CET

Sergiy Stakhovsky said: “When next time somebody will tell you ‘sports is not interfering with politics’ you remember the 6 Jan 2022 when purely political ‘ego’ is not allowing best tennis player in the world to enter the country to which they ‘governmental institutions’ granted entry,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): "I fear that this relentless political pursuit of Novak will continue until the moment they can prove something, because when you cannot defeat somebody then you turn to these type of things,"

themalaymailonlineThursday, January 6, 2022 3:02:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: “We await his presentation and what evidence he provides us to support that,”

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:05:00 AM CET

Lisa Schofield wrote (about Boris Johnson): "ATAGI notes that natural immunity from past infection is recognised in several countries, however ATAGI also notes the challenge of confirming past infection and uncertainties of the duration of protection," "While evidence suggests past infection reduces the risk of reinfection for at least six months (and thus may be regarded as a temporary exemption for vaccination for a maximum of six months), ATAGI advises that two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine) according to a recommended schedule is required in order to be considered fully vaccinated"

themirrorThursday, January 6, 2022 3:13:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic wrote: “I’ve spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break & today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022!”

CBSnewsTuesday, January 4, 2022 3:07:00 PM CET

Jacinta Allan said: “How players and support staff enter the country to participate in the Australian Open ... is a matter for the commonwealth government and Tennis Australia,”

illawarramercuryFriday, January 7, 2022 4:50:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal said: "I believe in what the people who know about medicine say, and if the people say that we need to get vaccinated, we need to get the vaccine," "In some way I feel sorry for him. But at the same time, he knew the conditions many months ago, so he makes his own decision"

deutschewelle-bgFriday, January 7, 2022 7:26:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told: "In this case an exemption was granted on grounds which are personal medical information, which we do not receive,"

citizenWednesday, January 5, 2022 9:22:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt wrote: "I can confirm that people who have contracted COVID-19 within the past six months and seek to enter Australia from overseas, and have not received two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)- approved or TGA-recognised vaccine (or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine) are not considered fully vaccinated,"

thesunThursday, January 6, 2022 9:34:00 AM CET

Anne Kenny said: “Our laws are very byzantine, they’re very difficult to navigate and how they interact is pretty unclear,” “I do think it’s unfortunate it wasn’t sorted out before he got here. The minister has very broad power for [visa] cancellation. They can cancel for all sorts of reasons”

playsreportThursday, January 6, 2022 1:13:00 PM CET

Nick Wood said: “But as I sit here, the absence of a visa, if the cancellation decision is valid, is an insuperable obstacle to Mr Djokovic competing in the tournament,”

smhThursday, January 6, 2022 5:58:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: “It’s ultimately up to him to discuss with the public his condition if he chooses to do that and the reason why he received his exemption,”

wsvnThursday, January 6, 2022 5:14:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “It’s normal that the people here in Australia get very frustrated with the case, because they have been going through a lot of very hard lockdowns,” “A lot of people were not able to come back home”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Sasa Ozmo wrote: “You follow the rules set by the authorities of the country. You fly across the world to then be told by the same people who approved your application that you can’t enter, while being isolated in a room,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 4:59:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “When you get people making public statements about what they say they have, and they’re going to do,”

apnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 9:53:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: "There are other cases — there are quite a number over the last couple of years — where people have had these exemptions and have the suitable proof to support their claim in those circumstances," "So the circumstance is not unique. The issue is whether he has sufficient evidence to support that he would qualify for the exemption"

themirrorWednesday, January 5, 2022 2:06:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "Happy New Year, everybody! Wishing you all health, love, and happiness in every present moment and may you feel love & respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet. I’ve spent fantastic quality time with my loved ones over the break and today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022! Thank you all for your support! Let's go"

b92net_enTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:05:00 PM CET

Andrew Castle added: “I can understand the Australian public being furious,” “No-one is arguing about his tennis, the concern here is leadership and the example he is setting, but it’s not mandatory to have the vaccination”

channelnewsasiaTuesday, January 4, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): “If that evidence is insufficient, then he won’t be treated any different to anyone else and he’ll be on the next plane home. There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever,”

malaymailWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:21:00 PM CET

Carolyn Broderick said: “They’re not doing any sort of intelligence operation. It’s really taken on the basis of how they would assess medical documents that are presented to them in Australia,” “They were looking for official seals, obviously. It wasn’t just based off a text message. These were formal laboratory reports”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 12:11:00 AM CET

Rod Laver said: “I think it might get ugly,” “I would think the Victorian people would be thinking, ‘Yes, I would love to see him play and compete but there’s a right way and a wrong way’”

telegraphThursday, January 6, 2022 12:20:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: “One of the things the Border Force does is they act on intelligence to direct their attention to potential arrivals,” “When you get people making public statements about what they say they have, and they’re going to do, they draw significant attention to themselves”

thenationalFriday, January 7, 2022 12:46:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “They have provided (Djokovic) an exemption to come to Australia, so we will act accordingly,” “The state provides exemptions for people to enter on the basis of them, and it has been happening for the past two years”

eminetraWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:38:00 PM CET

Daniil Medwedew said: "For me it's tough to say. If he had a fair exemption from the rule, well, he should be here; if he didn't, he shouldn't be here. To be honest, it sounds easy, but again, it seems very tough in real life, and I don't know the insides of the story,"

newsnow-co-ukFriday, January 7, 2022 7:49:00 AM CET

Toni Nadal added: "I think it would be good for the player himself to give some explanation,"

CBCWednesday, January 5, 2022 7:13:00 PM CET

Barnaby Joyce told: "If he hasn't filled out the forms appropriately then he's taking the sovereign capacity of another nation for a joke,"

bbcThursday, January 6, 2022 2:44:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “What has happened is not good for anyone. But I don't have a clear opinion because I don't have all the details,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 10:46:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: „No one knew who the applicant was. It is personal, private, confidential medical information that we have no right to share publicly – but it is very clear in the guidelines under which conditions the exemption was granted,“

rs-n1infoThursday, January 6, 2022 12:26:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison told: "I am advised that such an exemption was not in place, and as a result, he is subject to the same rule as anyone else,"

RTERadioThursday, January 6, 2022 10:19:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic wrote (about Novak Djokovic): “I had a phone conversation with Novak and told him that all of Serbia is with him,”

archydeThursday, January 6, 2022 5:50:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison added (about Novak Djokovic): “There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 4:24:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: “If an arriving individual is not vaccinated, they must provide acceptable proof that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangement as fully vaccinated travelers,”

9newsWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Greg Hunt said: "It's a matter for him as to whether he wishes to appeal that,"

ammonnews-enThursday, January 6, 2022 10:29:00 AM CET

Barnaby Joyce said: "If he hasn't filled out the forms appropriately then he's taking the sovereign capacity of another nation for a joke. One hundred percent someone's made a mistake and if he hasn't told the truth then the person who's made the mistake is Mr. Djokovic," "You can't just wander around the world thinking that because you're really rich you're really above the laws of other nations"

foxnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 9:39:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison told: "When you get people making public statements - of what they say they have, and what they are going to do, and what their claims are - well they draw significant attention to themselves,"

bbcThursday, January 6, 2022 12:11:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: "I am aware of representations that have been made by the [Serbian] embassy here in Canberra and I understand those, but my simple point is that all countries have their border rules and these rules are not imposed against any one country or any one individual,"

cambodiantimesThursday, January 6, 2022 4:10:00 PM CET

James Duckworth said: “Yeah, apparently it’s an independent panel. So yeah, if he’s fit the criteria, he should be able to come,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Martin Foley said (about Novak Djokovic): “Someone issued Novak Djokovic a visa and it wasn’t the Victorian government,” “What the Victorian government has done, what Tennis Australia has done, is acted within the law of the land”

guardianThursday, January 6, 2022 7:13:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders"

telegraphThursday, January 6, 2022 5:06:00 AM CET

Mr Hunt told: "It is a matter for him whether he wishes to appeal, but if a visa is cancelled, somebody will have to leave the country,"

yahoo-auWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:18:00 PM CET

Alex De Minaur said: "It is what it is, I just hope that the other players ... I heard there were other cases as well ... they got exemptions, so I hope they will all fit the criteria"

gazetteWednesday, January 5, 2022 3:10:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “He made his own decisions, and everybody is free to take their own decisions, but then there are some consequences,” “Of course, I don't like the situation that is happening. In some way, I feel sorry for him. But at the same time, he knew the conditions since a lot of months ago, so he makes his own decision”

timesnownewsThursday, January 6, 2022 9:11:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): “We are waiting for his presentation and what evidence he will provide for it. If that evidence isn’t enough, he won’t be treated any differently from others, ” “There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic, absolutely none”

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:08:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: “I would encourage him to talk to the community about it,”

aikenstandardWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:29:00 PM CET

Greg Hunt told: “It is a matter for him whether he wishes to appeal, but if a visa is cancelled, somebody will have to leave the country,”

yahoo-auWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:18:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): "If I want to come as an international visitor and I'm not vaccinated, and I meet those guidelines ... then I'm able to come in as an unvaccinated individual, so it's not just Novak,"

yahoo-auWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:44:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told (about Novak Djokovic): "As far as the status relates to Novak, I think we'll have a much clearer picture in the coming days otherwise it's getting pretty late to show up and play the Australian Open,"

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 9:44:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: "If he wanted, he would be playing here in Australia without a problem,"

aa-enThursday, January 6, 2022 2:05:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic wrote (about Novak Djokovic): "I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him and that our bodies are doing everything to see that the harassment of the world's best tennis player is brought to an end immediately,"

rnz-co-nzThursday, January 6, 2022 7:34:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal said: "It's normal that the people here in Australia get very frustrated with the case, because they have been going through a lot of very hard lockdowns. A lot of people were not able to come back home," "After a lot of people have been dying for two years my feeling is with the vaccine, it's the only way to stop this pandemic. The only for me clear thing is if you are vaccinated, you can play in the Australian Open and everywhere, and the world in my opinion have been suffering enough to not follow the rules,"

latestlyThursday, January 6, 2022 10:27:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “If that evidence is insufficient, then he will not be treated any differently from the others and he will be on the next plane home,”

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:35:00 AM CET

Kevin Bartlett said: "We have been taken for fools,"

nprWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:20:00 PM CET

Jaala Pulford insisted: "No-one is, or will be, receiving special treatment because of who they are,"

coastfmWednesday, January 5, 2022 1:22:00 PM CET

David Southwick said: “Schools and small businesses have been closed, funerals and weddings have been told not to move forward, families have been separated for months, and tennis stars have been exempted,”

eminetraWednesday, January 5, 2022 9:53:00 AM CET

Jamie Murray added: "I think if it was me that wasn't vaccinated I wouldn't be getting an exemption. You know, but well done to him for getting clear to come to Australia and compete"

myjoyonlineWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:52:00 AM CET

Mr Hunt told: "But if a visa is cancelled, somebody will have to leave the country,"

dailyadvertiserThursday, January 6, 2022 12:10:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt wrote: "The Australian Border Force has advised that people must be fully vaccinated, as defined by ATAGI (the national advisory body on vaccines) to gain quarantine-free entry into Australia,"

northernirelandnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 4:04:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic added (about Novak Djokovic): "In accordance with all the norms of international public law, Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, for justice and truth. By the way, Novak is strong, as we all know him,"

expressThursday, January 6, 2022 12:15:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews told: “Djokovic is not being held captive in Australia,”

newsnow-co-ukFriday, January 7, 2022 12:57:00 AM CET

Rafael Nadal told: “Of course I don’t like the situation,”

businessdayThursday, January 6, 2022 9:38:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: “It is simply a matter of following the rules,” “Over the next few hours ... that event will play out as it should”

smhThursday, January 6, 2022 5:58:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): “All are asking just one thing – to let Novak Djokovic move out from this horrific hotel into a rented home where he can prepare for the tournament while he is awaiting the court decision on Monday. In this house he can be under surveillance 24 hours,”

gbnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 4:34:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders,”

theageThursday, January 6, 2022 12:29:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic said: “Personally I am not pro-vaccines,”

brecorderWednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): “I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him,”

krmgThursday, January 6, 2022 12:29:00 AM CET

Stephen Parnis said: “I don’t care how good he is as a tennis player. If he refuses to be vaccinated, he shouldn’t be let in, ”

california18Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:08:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules,”

thanetgazetteThursday, January 6, 2022 1:09:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison told (about Novak Djokovic): “My view is that any individual seeking to enter Australia must comply with our border requirements. Now Novak Djokovic, when he arrives in Australia, he has to, if he’s not vaccinated, must provide acceptable proof that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangements as fully-vaccinated travellers,”

thestatesmanWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:44:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: "So the circumstance is not unique," "The issue is whether he has sufficient evidence to support that he would qualify for that exemption"

nprWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:20:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: “It is up to the athletes themselves whether they want to disclose this information,”

archydeTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:15:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said: "Every application was reviewed anonymously, no one knew whose application was received by whom they looked at purely on the grounds of the conditions that were set medically by the government,"

canberratimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:54:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: “ATAGI’s laid out very clear guidelines for all of us coming into Australia that we have to abide by,”

couriermailWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:58:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic told (about Novak Djokovic): “What is not fair play is political witch hunt (against Djokovic, ed) in which everyone participates, including the Australian Prime Minister, arguing that the rules are valid for everyone,”

d1softballnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 2:36:00 PM CET

Stephen Parnis said: “I don’t care how good a tennis player he is. If he’s refusing to get vaccinated, he shouldn’t be allowed in,”

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:05:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Australia has clear rules on its sovereign borders that are not discriminatory,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “He must provide acceptable proof that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangements as fully vaccinated travelers,”

9newsWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): "We made it extra difficult for anyone applying for an application to ensure it was the right process and to make sure the medical experts deal with it independently," "There has been no special favor or special opportunity granted to Novak Djokovic or any tennis player. There's been a process that goes above and beyond the normal process for everyone"

newsnow-co-ukWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:41:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “I feel everyone has to do whatever feels good for him. But there are rules and if you don’t want to get the vaccine then you can have some troubles,” “After a lot of people have been dying for two years my feeling is the vaccine is the only way to stop this pandemic. That’s what people who understand about this say and I am no one to create a different opinion”

cityamThursday, January 6, 2022 10:47:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt told: "The advice I have is that the ABF (Australian Border Force) can confirm that Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia and his visa has been subsequently cancelled,"

dailyadvertiserThursday, January 6, 2022 12:10:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: "Fair and independent protocols were established for assessing medical exemption applications that will enable us to ensure Australian Open 2022 is safe and enjoyable for everyone"

wftvTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:26:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: "If that evidence is insufficient, then he won't be treated any different to anyone else and he'll be on the next plane home," "And so if medical exemptions had been provided by medical professionals and that's been furnished to him as a proviso for him to get on that plane, well, that will have to stack up when he arrives in Australia,"

ChinaPostWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:21:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: ''They have provided (Djokovic) with an exemption to come to Australia, and so we then act in accordance with that,''

koreatimesThursday, January 6, 2022 3:36:00 AM CET

James Merlino added: "They're the rules. Medical exemptions are just that - it's not a loophole for privileged tennis players"

expressTuesday, January 4, 2022 2:09:00 PM CET

Paul McNamee said: "Clearly he has to appeal it, because there's no basis that he can't be accepted with a visa, whether it takes another 24 hours or not,"

westernadvocateThursday, January 6, 2022 9:41:00 PM CET

Scott Morrison said: "I can confirm that people who have contracted Covid-19 in the past six months and seek to enter Australia and have not received two doses of a TGA approved or recognized vaccine are not considered fully vaccinated,"

cambodiantimesThursday, January 6, 2022 4:10:00 PM CET

Liam Broady said: "You have to trust that he does have a valid reason for the medical exemption"

coastfmWednesday, January 5, 2022 1:22:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): "Serbia is doing everything to see that the harassment of Novak Djokovic is brought to an end immediately,"

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 6:07:00 AM CET

Paul McNamee told: “The guy played by the rules, he got his visa, he arrives, he’s a nine-time champion and whether people like it or not he’s entitled to fair play,”

khaleejtimesFriday, January 7, 2022 5:04:00 AM CET

Greg Hunt said: “This means that people who do not meet Atagi’s definition of being fully vaccinated will not be granted entry without quarantine, regardless of whether they have been exempt from foreign vaccinations,”

londonnewstimeFriday, January 7, 2022 3:05:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: "No one is above these rules," "Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID . We are continuing to be vigilant"

rnz-co-nzThursday, January 6, 2022 7:34:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told: "ATAGI's laid out very clear guidelines for all of us coming into Australia that we have to abide by. That's why we've been saying to the players from the beginning if you want to be assured to come to Australia, you get vaccinated and you be fully vaccinated,"

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:44:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): “Some of you will be upset about the fact that Novak has come in because of his statements of the past couple of years around vaccination,” “However, it’s ultimately up to him to discuss with the public his condition if you choose to do that, and the reason why he received an exemption. We as an event, also as a state, as a country, will do everything we possibly can to give everyone an equal opportunity to come into the country”

irishtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:21:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison said: “If that evidence is insufficient, then he won't be treated any different to anyone else and he'll be on the next plane home,” “And so if medical exemptions had been provided by medical professionals and that's been furnished to him as a proviso for him to get on that plane, well, that will have to stack up when he arrives in Australia”

thehinduWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:14:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): “Any person who met those conditions has been allowed to come in. There’s been no special favor. There’s been no special opportunity granted to Novak,”

brecorderWednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00:00 AM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): "Just got off the phone with with Novak Djokovic. I told our Novak that the whole Serbia is with him, and that our authorities are taking all measures to stop the harassment of the best tennis player in the world in the shortest possible period. In accordance with all the norms of international public law, Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, for justice and truth. Otherwise, Novak is strong, as we all know him,"

newstalkzbWednesday, January 5, 2022 10:48:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal said: “If you don’t want to get the vaccine, you’re going to have some troubles”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Rod Laver said: "If he’s got a reason then... we should know it,"

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 11:49:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said: “Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been canceled,”

northernirelandnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 12:18:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: "But the government's actions are very clear, and that is for him to return to a country where he is able to return to,"

illawarramercuryThursday, January 6, 2022 3:19:00 AM CET

Paul McNamee said (about Novak Djokovic): “For those asking, all players go through the same visa process overseen by Tennis Australia to play the Australian Open [as non Australians are currently not able to enter]. So it beggars belief that Djokovic is the only player that has had his visa granted and then rescinded,”

brisbanetimesThursday, January 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley told (about Novak Djokovic): “We completely understand and empathise that some would have been upset by the fact that Novak Djokovic has come in because of his statements around vaccination in the past couple of years,”

eveningtelegraphWednesday, January 5, 2022 1:12:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic added: “I’m ready to live and breathe tennis in the next few weeks of competition. Thanks, everyone for the support,”

compsmagWednesday, January 5, 2022 8:26:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): "If they didn't meet the guidelines, and there were many that didn't so therefore they were rejected, but if they met the guidelines including for example – which a lot of people forget – is one of those conditions is having COVID recently, in the past six months," "Any person who met those conditions has been allowed to come in. There's been no special favour. There's been no special opportunity granted to Novak"

watodayTuesday, January 4, 2022 10:29:00 PM CET

Mr Andrews told: "You try getting into the US … most of Europe, really, so many different parts of Asia if you haven't been vaccinated,"

newstalkzbTuesday, January 4, 2022 11:44:00 PM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "Thank you to people around the world for your continuous support. I can feel it, and it is greatly appreciated,"

gazetteFriday, January 7, 2022 8:27:00 PM CET

Greg Hunt said: "Australians have had to do it tough,"

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 12:11:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): “There were 26 applicants throughout the process, there are a handful who were granted a waiver and that information is only released by those individuals who were granted a waiver,” “The process has been very clear and we understand and understand, first of all, that some people are upset that Novak has come in because of his statements in the past about vaccination,”

archydeWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:39:00 PM CET

Anthony Kelly said: “The tail won’t be wagging the dog here,” “If Tennis Australia decides to do what it wants to do in running its enterprise, it will. All I can do is provide every facility available to this court to assist these parties to resolve it in the best way possible”

guardianThursday, January 6, 2022 7:13:00 AM CET

Mr Morrison said: “He provided information to the airline to allow his entry onto the plane. But people get on the plane, that is not an assurance that they will be able to come through Australia’s border at the other side,” “The problem is not necessarily with the visa. There are many visas granted and if you have a visa and are double vaccinated you are very welcome to come. And I think what this says to everybody in Australia the people are welcome but if you are not double vaccinated and not an Australian resident or citizen, you cannot come”

newstalkzbThursday, January 6, 2022 3:28:00 AM CET

Paul McNamee told: “So he deserves his day on court, not in court, in my opinion,”

metro-usThursday, January 6, 2022 5:03:00 AM CET

Paul Crock told: “He’ll stay there until either he is granted a visa or removed from the country, and that will depend on the application he makes to the Federal Court,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 1:44:00 AM CET

Alex De Minaur said: "I just think it's very interesting. That's all I'm going to say"

thenationalWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:45:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison added: “All I can say is that the proof (to obtain) the medical exemption was not sufficient,”

archydeThursday, January 6, 2022 5:50:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: "If there are several reasons why they are unable to be vaccinated, ATAGI have set out very clear guidelines that have to be followed in order for you to be added to the Australian Immunisation Register and if you are added to that register, you are then exempt from a vaccination and can come into Australia,"

northernirelandnewsThursday, January 6, 2022 4:04:00 PM CET

Naomi Osaka told: "I only really have one major goal this year, and it's completely unrelated to results and stuff like that. I just want to feel like every time I step on the court... I'm having fun,"

thestarkenyaWednesday, January 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: "It is the individual traveler's responsibility to make sure they have in place all the necessary documentation that is needed to enter Australia,"

gazetteFriday, January 7, 2022 8:27:00 PM CET

Boris Becker wrote: “It is one that threatens what remains of his career and his chance to cement himself as the greatest player of all time,”

inews-co-ukFriday, January 7, 2022 12:23:00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal added: “I can’t have a clear opinion on everything because I don’t have all the details,”

inews-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 9:22:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "This whole situation has left me really sad and empty,"

timesnownewsThursday, January 6, 2022 1:13:00 PM CET

Karen Andrews said: "That was outlined to Tennis Australia,"

JakartaPostFriday, January 7, 2022 5:01:00 AM CET

Karen Andrews said: “While the Victorian government and Tennis Australia may permit a non-vaccinated player to compete in the Australian Open, it is the Commonwealth government that will enforce our requirements at the Australian border,” “If an arriving individual is not vaccinated, they must provide acceptable proof that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangement as fully vaccinated travellers”

HonululuAdvertiserThursday, January 6, 2022 12:50:00 AM CET

Novak Djokovic said: "Thank you to my family, Serbia and all good people across the world who are sending me support. Thanks to dear God for health,"

thehillFriday, January 7, 2022 4:23:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said: "I'm afraid that this overkill will continue," "When you can't beat someone, then you do such things"

globalnewsFriday, January 7, 2022 2:24:00 AM CET

Andy Murray added: "Ultimately, you want all of the best players to be playing in the biggest events. "

expressTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:07:00 PM CET

Karen Andrews said: “anyone seeking entry into Australia must comply with our strict border requirements”

coastfmWednesday, January 5, 2022 1:22:00 PM CET

Mr Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): “They have provided (Djokovic) with an exemption to come to Australia, and so we then act in accordance with that,” “States provide exemptions for people to enter on those basis, and that's been happening for the last two years”

thehinduWednesday, January 5, 2022 4:14:00 PM CET

Andy Murray said (about Novak Djokovic): "I don’t know what the situation is with Novak. "

expressTuesday, January 4, 2022 1:07:00 PM CET

Craig Tiley said (about Novak Djokovic): "The process has been clear and we completely understand and empathise that some would have been upset by the fact that Novak Djokovic has come in because of his statements around vaccination in the past couple of years," "It's ultimately up to him to discuss with the public his condition if he chooses to do that, and the reason why he received an exemption"

illawarramercuryWednesday, January 5, 2022 5:52:00 AM CET

Craig Tiley said: “At the heart of this process was the decision made by an independent medical professional and all applicants were fully considered,”

eminetraTuesday, January 4, 2022 2:50:00 PM CET

Aleksandar Vucic said (about Novak Djokovic): “In line with all norms of international law, Serbia will fight for Novak, truth and justice,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 5:35:00 AM CET

Scott Morrison said (about Novak Djokovic): “There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever,”

newsnow-co-ukThursday, January 6, 2022 4:24:00 AM CET

Sam Groth wrote: "You're willing to say you have an exemption but not willing to say why? It's sick hypocrisy. I don't like it at all,"

khaleejtimesWednesday, January 5, 2022 11:05:00 AM CET

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  • Djokovic’s detention becomes political issue in Australia
  • Some say politics at play in Djokovic detention in Australia
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