Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa to enter country

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic

Australia said Thursday it had cancelled the entry visa of Novak Djokovic

Novak couldn't provide proof that he was fully vaccinated against Covid

Djokovic has won the Australian Open 9 times in his career

Novak Djokovic may not be able to defend his 2021 title after his visa to enter Australia was canceled

The 20-time grand slam champion from Serbia traveled to Melbourne on Wednesday after receiving a medical exemption

Australian Border Force (ABF) contacted the state Victoria government after learning of an issue with the visa submitted by Djokovic's team while he was en route to the country.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the world No. 1 in men's tennis is subject to the same rules as everyone.

The Australian Open is the first tennis grand slam of the year and is set to run from January 17-30.