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The all-Australian matter betwixt Aleksandar Vukic and Thanasi Kokkinakis is present underway astatine the Adelaide International.

According to the report, immoderate specified determination would instantly beryllium followed by an entreaty from the Djokovic camp.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is expected to scope a determination connected Friday and is understood to beryllium inactive beryllium going done documents submitted by Djokovic's lawyers connected Wednesday which has caused a hold successful the process.

Djokovic's campy hopes an entreaty would beryllium heard successful tribunal implicit the upcoming play and finalised anterior to the commencement of the Australian Open connected Monday.

Australian tennis large Todd Woodbridge spent clip with Novak Djokovic contiguous portion conducting an interrogation and has fixed an penetration into the satellite No.1's mindset.

"He is inactive precise alert that helium whitethorn not get to the starting blocks," helium told Nine. "It's very, precise disposable that it's taking a toll connected him."

"He said, 'I similar a challenge, and this is conscionable going to beryllium different challenge'. You've got to deliberation that erstwhile helium goes into his matches, the vigor that he's spent adjacent earlier helium hits circular 1 is enormous."

It wasn't your emblematic Australian Open gully - but past again, thing astir this week has been typical.

Originally slated for 3pm, proceedings were abruptly pushed backmost much than an hour, virtually portion journalists were already queuing extracurricular the doors and thousands of fans had tuned successful connected the livestream.

Here's who Australia's women volition look successful the archetypal circular of the Australian Open:

[1] Ash Barty v Qualifier
Ajla Tomljanovic v [8] Paula Badosa (ESP)
Astra Sharma v Clara Tauson (DEN)
Storm Sanders v [2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
Maddison Inglis v [23] Leylah Fernandez (CAN)
Priscilla Hon v [31] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)
Daria Saville v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)
Sam Stosur v Robin Anderson (USA)

Disappointment for those who had hoped for a determination connected Novak Djokovic's visa, with the saga acceptable to rotation into Friday.

A national root has told The Age that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is inactive considering the substance and volition not beryllium making a determination tonight.

The update comes arsenic Djokovic was included successful the men's singles gully arsenic the No.1 effect contempt his presumption for the tourney inactive being up successful the air.

On we go...

Bernard Tomic has returned a affirmative COVID-19 trial conscionable days aft remarkably claiming that helium would declaration the microorganism during an Australian Open qualifier.

Tomic complained during his clash against Russia's Roman Safiullin successful his consecutive sets loss, and his affirmative trial could perchance origin chaos conscionable days retired from the commencement of the Australian Open.

"I inactive consciousness beauteous sick," Tomic told the Sydney Morning Herald aft receiving the affirmative result. "I consciousness worse mentally than physically due to the fact that I truly was motivated to marque a comeback and amusement the Australian nationalist that I tin beryllium the tennis subordinate they expect maine to be. I'm disappointed this microorganism stopped maine from doing that.

"I cognize it mightiness not look similar it but this is the commencement of my return. Due to the illness, I conscionable couldn't occurrence connected each cylinders. As overmuch arsenic I tried, I didn't person the vigor to fight. I'm going to bash everything it takes to get backmost to the top. I truly admit everyone's support."

Here is who each Australian successful the men's gully volition look successful the archetypal round:

[32] Alex de Minaur v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
Nick Kyrgios v Qualifier
Thanasi Kokkinakis v Qualifier
John Millman v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Alexei Popyrin v Arthur Rinderknech (FRA)
Alex Bolt v Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
James Duckworth v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Jordan Thompson v Steve Johnson (USA)
Chris O'Connell v Hugo Gaston (FRA)
Aleksandar Vukic v [30] Lloyd Harris (RSA)

Despite the men's gully being finalised, the elephant successful the country is inactive the presumption of Novak Djokovic.

If the No.1 effect is forced retired of the tournament, Russian satellite No.5 Andrey Rublev would instrumentality his spot successful the gully and a 33rd effect would beryllium placed in.

Rublev is presently scheduled to look Italy's Gianluca Mager successful the archetypal round.

If each goes arsenic expected successful the opening round, present are immoderate blockbuster clashes we could spot towards the second stages of the men's draw.

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