LIVE: Barty cops horror Aus Open draw

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Australia's starring lights successful the men's singles gully volition person to bash immoderate giant-killing if they're to marque heavy runs astatine Melbourne Park implicit the adjacent fortnight.

As antecedently mentioned, Nick Kyrgios could perchance look No.2 effect and past year's finalist Daniil Medvedev successful the 2nd round, but Alex de Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis person besides been handed pugnacious paths.

De Minaur, the top-ranked Australian successful the men's gully arsenic the No.32 seed, volition look Italian phenom Lorenzo Musetti successful the archetypal round, which volition beryllium nary casual task.

Meanwhile, Thanasi Kokkinakis, who has been successful good signifier successful the lead-up to the Australian Open, could look Rafael Nadal successful the 2nd round.

All to bash for the Aussie men successful the adjacent 2 weeks, it seems.

Novak Djokovic is successful the men's singles draught arsenic the apical effect and has been drawn against countryman Miomir Kecmanovic successful the archetypal round.

Whether helium is allowed to partake successful that match, however, is inactive yet to beryllium determined.

Like Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did during a property league successful the past hour, Australian Open tourney manager Craig Tiley has besides refused to reply questions connected Djokovic's status.

The play rolls on...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios volition conscionable satellite No.2 Daniil Medvedev successful the 2nd circular of the Australian Open if helium progresses to that point.

Kyrgios has to archetypal flooded COVID-19 if helium is to vie successful his location Grand Slam.

World No.1 Ash Barty volition person to decision four-time large champion Naomi Osaka successful the 4th circular of the Australian Open if she is to stay a accidental of winning her maiden location Grand Slam.

It had go imaginable for Barty to gully Osaka truthful aboriginal due to the fact that the Japanese superstar had dropped retired of the apical 8 successful the world, making her a unsafe floater successful the draw.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says helium doesn't privation to remark connected the Novak Djokovic saga astatine this signifier and that Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke is yet to marque a call.

The Australian Open gully was delayed but is present conscionable moments from beginning.

We volition beryllium bringing you everything you request to cognize arsenic it comes to light.

The Australian Open gully volition statesman astatine 4.15pm (AEDT), according to Nine governmental newsman Chris O'Keefe.

The Australian Open gully has officially been delayed arsenic the Novak Djokovic concern continues to determination astatine a accelerated pace.

We volition support you updated with much details arsenic they travel to hand, but the pursuing tweets springiness you an penetration into however rapidly the concern is moving, with journalists connected tract told astatine the past infinitesimal that the gully was not proceeding astatine the scheduled time.

To adhd to the drama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called a property league for 3.45pm (AEDT). There is speculation the property league is related to the Djokovic situation.

The uncover of the Australian Open gully is conscionable moments distant from opening and we'll beryllium bringing you the quality arsenic it happens.

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A Novak Djokovic signifier league connected Rod Laver Arena has been chopped abbreviated aft conscionable 30 minutes by a enigma text, according to starring tennis newsman Stephanie Myles.

Djokovic took to the tribunal to signifier with Argentina's Federico Coria and the league was expected to instrumentality 2 hours, from 1pm done to 3pm.

But Djokovic's fittingness trainer, Marco Panichi, near to code a substance astir 20 minutes in, returned for his disguise and accreditation, and departed the court.

Panichi past returned to chat with Djokovic and, though the satellite No.1's signifier resumed briefly, it wasn't agelong earlier the league had finished.

It's different funny twist successful the Djokovic visa saga.

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