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Oz Open chief says conflicting, changing advice led to Djokovic fiasco

World No.1 has spent four days in immigration detention in a Melbourne hotel ahead of his appeal against a removal order

Courtney Walsh

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley on Sunday blamed conflicting and quickly changing directives in a “challenging environment” for the confusion that resulted in tennis star Novak Djokovic being refused entry to Australia on a medical exemption.

Tiley refused to apportion blame for the saga over Djokovic’s exemption from the mandate that people entering the country be vaccinated against coronavirus.

He said Tennis Australia had engaged in discussions with federal and Victoria state officials for several months to ensure the safe passage of players into the country...

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