Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
"I think it's ridiculous that no one will protest for anyone else except for a tennis player who is here in the country, and it's just, I think it's ridiculous. No one cares this much about anything else except for a tennis player. It's so dumb."
We take a look at the saga of Novak Djokovic’s detention Down Under, after the vaccine sceptic's visa exemption was revoked. But first, we see how the press is covering the violence in Kazakhstan and why the Moscow Times says Russia's involvement could be risky for the Kremlin. Plus, we discuss how the American press is praising – and lambasting – Joe Biden's January 6 speech.
Emmanuel Macron tells Le Parisien he wants to "piss off" the unvaccinated, prompting reaction from papers and rival politicians. Papers also reflect on the upcoming anniversary of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. There's outrage in the Australian press after Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is granted a medical exemption from the Australian Open's vaccine requirements. Plus: we discover two stories of people using billboards to look for love.
Novak Djokovic confirms he will defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption from being vaccinated against COVID -19.
Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan does not think that his son will compete at the Australian Open because of COVID-19 vaccination rules in Australia.
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