Australian Open players given exemptions similar to Novak Djokovic under investigation

Home affairs minister Karen Andrews says border force officials received intelligence about other players who may not have met entry requirements

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The Australian Open could be thrown into further disarray with the home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, revealing other international players and officials are being investigated after Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled.

Andrews also defended the government’s treatment of Djokovic, who is in a Melbourne detention hotel waiting for a legal hearing, rejecting his family’s accusation the government was “keeping him captivity”.

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