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The decision to allow a star tennis player to take part in a big Australian tournament has angered many people in the country.

Novak Djokovic, who is currently the number one men's tennis player in the world, revealed he was given special permission to play in the Australian Open after an assessment on Tuesday. The Australian Open rules say that all players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel. Djokovic has never said if he is vaccinated or not.

Many Australians are angry about Mr Djokovic's exemption, saying it is unfair that he does not have to follow the rules that many others in the country are forced to follow. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has said if there is not enough evidence to show that Djokovic is vaccinated or has medical reasons not to be vaccinated, he will be sent home.

An exemption is when someone is given permission not to follow a rule that others may be required to follow.

Novak Djokovic has been given a medical exemption by the Australian Open, which means he has been given permission to attend the competition despite not meeting all the medical requirements to take part. Djokovic has yet to comment on the latest developments, but on Tuesday he shared his joy in taking part in the Australian Open on social media, saying: " I'm heading down under with an exemption permission. "Let's go 2022. I am ready to live and breathe tennis in the next few weeks of competition."

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