MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:59:01 +0000 Djokovic remains in limbo over Australian Open http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0e8989705cde40d29da0d60e0bc0b48c Djokovic remains in limbo over Australian Open 0e8989705cde40d29da0d60e0bc0b48c Thu, 13 Jan 2022 18:54:27 +0000 SHOTLIST: RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA; PART NO ACCESS SERBIA; PART USE ON BROADCAST AND DIGITAL CHANNELS, INCLUDING SOCIAL. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE; CAN BE USED FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT; NO TAKEDOWN NECESSARY FOR STAND ALONE DIGITAL USERS; ALL USAGE SUBJECT TO RIGHTS LICENSED IN CONTRACT; FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING@SNTV.COMSNTV - USE ON BROADCAST AND DIGITAL CHANNELS, INCLUDING SOCIAL. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE; CAN BE USED FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT; NO TAKEDOWN NECESSARY FOR STAND ALONE DIGITAL USERS; ALL USAGE SUBJECT TO RIGHTS LICENSED IN CONTRACT; FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING@SNTV.COMMelbourne, Australia - 13 January 20221. Wide of Novak Djokovic drinking water during trainingANNOTATION: DEPUTY AUSTRALIAN PM: DJOKOVIC MUST OBEY RULES2. Various of Djokovic trainingANNOTATION: Novak Djokovic is set to play in the Australian Open on Monday, but he could still be deported in the row over his visa.ANNOTATION: The Australian government is deciding whether to deport the tennis star, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, on public interest grounds.3. Wide of Djokovic training.ANNOTATION: Australia's deputy prime minister says Djokovic must abide by the rules like everyone else.CHANNEL 9 – NO ACCESS AUSTRALIANoosa – 13 January 20224. SOUNDBITE (English), Barnaby Joyce, Australian Deputy Prime Minister:"The vast majority of Australians said, didn't like the idea that another individual, whether they're a tennis player or you know the King of Spain or the Queen of England, can come up here and have a different set of rules to what everybody else has to deal with. Whether they agree with the rules or not, they believe they should abide by the rules."SNTV - USE ON BROADCAST AND DIGITAL CHANNELS, INCLUDING SOCIAL. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE. CAN BE USED FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT. NO TAKEDOWN NECESSARY FOR STAND ALONE DIGITAL USERS. ALL USAGE SUBJECT TO RIGHTS LICENSED IN CONTRACT. FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING@SNTV.COMMelbourne, Australia - 13 January 20225. Various of Djokovic trainingANNOTATION: Australia has strict rules requiring vaccination against the coronavirus to enter the country.6. Tracking of Djokovic ending training ANNOTATION: Djokovic's mother says she's worried her son still faces the prospect of deportation from Australia. CHANNEL 7 - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIABelgrade – 11 January 20227. SOUNDBITE (English) Dijana Djokovic, Novak Djokovic's Mother:"He's a tennis player, he's not (a) politician, he is not a criminal, he's not (a) murderer, he's just a tennis player, the best in the world. Just let him play."RTS SERBIA - NO ACCESS SERBIABelgrade - 12 January 20228. Various of studio interview with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (AP STILL photo of Djokovic in Australia as backdrop in the studio).ANNOTATION: Serbia's President, speaking on national television, has said his government has offered Djokovic support.STORYLINE:Novak Djokovic remained in limbo even after the draw for the Australian Open was conducted Thursday, with the tennis star still awaiting a government decision on whether to deport him for not being vaccinated against COVID-19.One piece of certainty for the nine-time Australian Open champion, if he's allowed to stay, was a first-round meeting against fellow Serbian Filip Krajinovic next week.Djokovic's visa status dominated attention while the at Melbourne Park to determine the brackets for the men's and women's singles draws at the first major tennis tournament of 2022.No. 1-ranked Djokovic had his visa canceled on arrival in Melbourne last week when his vaccination exemption was rejected, but he won a legal battle on procedural grounds that allowed him to stay in the country.Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has been considering the question since a judge reinstated Djokovic's visa on Monday.The 34-year-old Djokovic has been trying to focus his attention on the playing court in the four days since he was released from immigration detention.He was on the practice court Wednesday when a statement posted on his social media accounts acknowledged that his Australian travel declaration form contained incorrect information.In the statement, Djokovic blamed "human error" by his support team for failing to declare that he had traveled in the two-week period before entering Australia.  Giving false information on the form could be grounds for deportation. That could result in sanctions ranging up to a three-year ban from entering Australia, a daunting prospect for a player who has won almost half of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles here.The initial news that Djokovic was granted an exemption to strict vaccination rules to enter the country provoked an outcry and the ensuing dispute has since overshadowed the lead-up to the Australian Open.Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said most Australians disapproved of the nine-time and defending Australian Open champion coming to Melbourne to compete in breach of the nation's tough pandemic quarantine rules."The vast majority of Australians ... didn't like the idea that another individual, whether they're a tennis player or ... the king of Spain or the Queen of England, can come up here and have a different set of rules to what everybody else has to deal with," Joyce said.The debate over Djokovic's presence in Australia rages against a backdrop of surging COVID-19 infections across the nation.Victoria state, which hosts the Australian Open, on Thursday eased seven-day isolation rules for close contacts of those infected in sectors including education and transport to curb the number of employees staying away from work.With cases surging, the Victoria state government moved to limit ticket sales to the tennis tournament in a bid to reduce the risk of transmission.Djokovic's visa status has been debated since he arrived more than a week ago, after posting on social media that he'd received exemption permission.At issue is whether he has a valid exemption to strict rules requiring vaccination to enter Australia since he recently recovered from COVID-19.His exemption to compete was approved by the Victoria state government and Tennis Australia, the tournament organizer. That apparently allowed him to receive a visa to travel.But the Australian Border Force rejected the exemption and canceled his visa upon arrival before a federal judge overturned that decision. Lawyers for the government have said an infection was only grounds for an exemption in cases in which the coronavirus caused severe illness — though it's not clear why he was issued a visa if that's the case.If Djokovic's visa is canceled, his lawyers could go back to court to apply for an injunction that would prevent him from being forced to leave the country.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. 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