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Nadal says Djokovic would be playing in Australian Open 'if he wanted to'

Telegraph, 07 Jan 2022
Rafael Nadal told Novak Djokovic he only had himself to blame for being denied entry to Australia over his coronavirus vaccination status, as the tennis world was divided over whether to sympathise with the world No 1.

Nadal took aim at his long-time rival, who was facing being deported on Thursday for failing to provide “appropriate evidence” to warrant him being granted a medical exemption to play at the Australian Open.

The Spaniard, who is tied with Djokovic and Roger Federer on 20 grand slams and could now be the only one of the three at the first major of the year, also implied those who refused to be jabbed were selfish.

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