Djok...... the tennis bloke is a hypocrite.
Yes, he is a very good tennis player but has rubbed the local Victorians noses in it by his actions after all they have endured under Dictator Dan and his Socialist regime. Rightly or wrongly errors on all sides.
To gain entry for the Aussie Open was a two stage process. Firstly he has to cross the border and then meet Victoria's entry requirements. Unfortunately it would appear that he did it arse about with Tennis Australia getting him there at all costs. Even though I don't have an opinion of him because I don't follow tennis, his big mistake was to be seen as an anti-vaxxer and then totally disregard the rules for entry to Oz through his media profile in the preceding two weeks.
The Border Force official did the right thing, then Mr Number 1 with all his sense of self importance engaged in a legal battle which overturned the decision. That was always going to be challenged and the Federal government did the right thing by then taking it back to court and having the original decision reinstated. People are turned around at the border daily for far less serious things so no big deal really. The sad thing for him is that he faces a three year ban from Oz due to his actions.
I do feel sorry for Victorians generally in the way they have been dealt with under Dan and his culpability in the covid deaths that have occurred under his stewardship. It would have been good for Victoria to have him there as the Open is a big ticket money earner which Victoria really needs as it struggles to fight its way out of covid, as we all are. However I do hope he applies to attend next years event and the Federal government show leniency on him, granting an exemption and allows him to play as I suspect in twelve months time the strict covid regulations will have been somewhat relaxed.
Feel free to disagree as I'm just calling it as I see it.