Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP World Tour Finals in Turin. AP
Djokovic, who is Serbian, was deported from Australia in the leadup to the Grand Slam in January after he declined to be vaccinated. The former world No. 1 was originally barred from the country until 2025.
The ABC said it had confirmed Immigration Minister Andrew Giles had overturned that ban, allowing Djokovic to compete.
A spokesperson for Australia's immigration ministry declined to comment on the reports.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said this month that Djokovic would be welcome in January if he could get a visa, but that Tennis Australia was unable to lobby on his behalf.
Australia in July scrapped a rule that required international travelers to declare their COVID vaccination status, and Djokovic said in October he had received "positive signs" about the status of efforts to overturn his ban.
Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic was made to toil before he could advance at the Australian Open on Wednesday as Serena Williams made serene progress in her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev overpowered Stefanos Tsitsipas to make his first Australian Open final on Friday, where he will bid to stop world number one Novak Djokovic from clinching an unprecedented ninth title.
Nick Kyrgios has hit back at criticism from Novak Djokovic, describing the world number one as ‘a very strange cat’ after the Serb said he had little respect for the Australian off court. Kyrgios has waged a running battle with Djokovic, sparked
On this occasion, plenty of surprises are in store for the fans. An interactive competition with the audience will take place, during which a variety of questions will be asked and cash prizes in the amount of Dhs5,000 will be awarded to the winners.
Balooshi leads the rankings by a single point over two of his competitors in this tournament, Portugal's Fabio Magalhaes and Poland's Konrad Dabrowski.
Cameroon finished third on four points, two points below second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil, who had already qualified, finished on top on goal difference with six points and will face South Korea in the last 16.