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Tennis: Djokovic could not prove medical exemption to enter Australia, PM says

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic failed to provide sufficient proof to receive a medical exemption to enter Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

Australian Border Force on Thursday cancelled the visa of Djokovic, the World No. 1 tennis player, and denied him entry into the country to play in the Australian Open tournament after he was forced to wait for several hours at Melbourne airport.

“All I can say is that the evidence (for) medical exemption that was provided was found to be insufficient,” Morrison said during a media briefing in Canberra, adding Djokovic was not “singled out” for scrutiny over his visa cancellation.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)



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