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Unvaccinated players allowed into Australia for Open

Morrison's comments contradicted those of his immigration minister Alex Hawke, who said last week that tennis players and other athletes would have to be double vaccinated to enter the country.

The Prime Minister's statement is good news for Tennis Australia, who want Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic and other top players whose vaccination status is unclear to be able to compete at the Grand Slam.

The state of Victoria, where the Melbourne Park venue of the tournament is situated, will almost certainly enforce the quarantine regulations to the strictest extent.

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