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After the chaos that preceded the tournament, Tennis Australia couldn't have dreamt of a happier ending — and it was one they desperately needed, after a competition riddled with unforced errors on the organisers' parts.
Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy
After mounting pressure from all quarters, Tennis Australia overturned the ban restricting Australian Open spectators from wearing T-shirts highlighting the controversy around Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.
Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig Tiley said Tuesday, after a backlash over the Grand Slam's controversial stance.
Australia's top tennis body, organiser of this month's Australian Open, has been accused of misleading players over the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for entering the country.
Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic never got past border control.
Tiley insisted the decision was above board and defended the integrity of the process, run by the national and Victorian state governments, that reviewed his application.
Australian Open 2022: 'Quite a bit to play out' in Novak Djokovic saga, says tournament boss Craig Tiley
Craig Tiley said whether Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title or not will become clear "in the coming days".
Spanish star Nadal said on Monday that he tested positive after returning home from an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi and was experiencing "some unpleasant moments".
Martin Pakula, sports minister in Victoria, insisted the vaccine requirement for the 2022 Australian Open was about protecting the local community
All players heading to Australia for the opening major of the year in January must be vaccinated against Covid, casting doubt on whether the Serbian world number one will play.
Novak Djokovic will have to be vaccinated to play the Australian Open, tournament chief Craig Tiley confirms
Novak Djokovic has refused to reveal if he has been inoculated.
Australian Open 2021: Tournament boss Craig Tiley plays down fears of Novak Djokovic pulling out due to injury
The ailing Serb somehow came though an gruelling five-setter on Friday night against Taylor Fritz, overcoming an abdominal "muscle tear" that cast doubt over whether he will be able to continue.
Preparations for the year's opening tennis Grand Slam were thrown into disarray when a worker at one of the designated tournament hotels became infected with the virus.
Eight positive Covid-19 cases threw preparations into disarray with 72 players confined to their Melbourne hotel rooms 24 hours a day, sparking complaints about the tough conditions.
Tennis Australia said in a statement the tournament build-up had been revamped after "extensive consultation" to help give the 72 affected players "the best possible preparation and training opportunities".
In Wednesday's tweet, Djokovic said his letter to Australian Open director Craig Tiley had been taken the wrong way.
In good news for players in lockdown, there were suggestions that some may be allowed to leave their rooms for practice before the 14-day hard quarantine period.
Australian Open 2021: Forty-seven players barred from practising after 'close contact' with COVID-19 positive individuals
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was reported by local media to be among a group of players set to be under the strictest quarantine for two weeks.
In addition to his work with Becker, Ivanisevic, Cilic and other individual players, Brett coached for national tennis associations in Britain, Japan and Canada.
All the world's top players have signed on, led by world number ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty.