LIVE: US star lashes Australia for Djokovic mess

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By Sacha Mirzabegian22:50

Good morning, and invited to our unrecorded blog of each the tennis action, including Day 6 of the ATP Cup, arsenic we borderline person to the commencement of the Australian Open connected January 17.

We'll endeavour to support you crossed each the on-court enactment crossed the lead-up tournaments happening astir Australia contiguous but the quality everyone is talking astir contiguous is Novak Djokovic's visa being cancelled aft helium arrived successful Australia.

This volition beryllium the destination for each the latest quality and absorption arsenic that explosive communicative continues to bubble along.

And the absorption has already started to filter done successful achromatic blistery style.

US tennis prima Tennys Sandgren has lashed Australian officials implicit its handling of Novak Djokovic's introduction into the country, saying the federation doesn't merit to big a Grand Slam implicit the attraction of the world's highest ranked men's player.

American satellite No.96 Sandgren has been forced to skip the Australian Open due to the fact that of his vaccination presumption and has been vocal astir defending the unvaccinated. The arguable subordinate took purpose astatine Australian politicians and adjacent declared Australia should not beryllium afforded the close to big a Grand Slam.

Sandgren besides poked amusive astatine comments made by Victoria's Acting Sports and Major Events Minister Jaala Pulford.

"The Federal Government has asked if we volition enactment Novak Djokovic's visa exertion to participate Australia," she said.

"We volition not beryllium providing Novak Djokovic with idiosyncratic visa exertion enactment to enactment successful the 2022 Australian Open Grand Slam.

"We've ever been wide connected 2 points: visa approvals are a substance for the Federal Government, and aesculapian exemptions a substance for doctors."

In response, Sandgren tweeted: "LOL trusting the subject erstwhile again."

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