Australian Open draw delayed amid uncertainty around Novak Djokovic's visa status

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The Australian Open draw was delayed at least 75 minutes because of uncertainty over the visa status of top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

The ceremony to draw the men's and women's singles brackets at the Australian Open was supposed to be held at 3 pm local time in Melbourne, but a tournament official told waiting media that the ceremony had been postponed until further notice.

It was later changed to .

The Australian Open will be held from Monday to Thursday. The man who shares the men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles is trying to break it.

The Australian immigration minister was still considering deporting the nine-time and defending Australian Open champion, who is not up to date on his vaccinations.

The man remained in a state of limbo.

The Serbian had his visa canceled on arrival in Australia last week, but he was able to stay in the country because of procedural grounds.

The minister can overrule the judge's decision.