Melbourne, Dec 22 | World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic might well be granted “medical exemption” to play in the Australian Open, beginning January 17, even though tournament director Craig Tiley did not shed light on any development with regard to the Serbian’s participation on Wednesday.
Tiley confirmed on Wednesday that a “very small percentage” of players and officials would be granted medical exemption to enter Melbourne Park unvaccinated, raising hopes that Djokovic — nine-time winner and the defending champion here — could compete in the opening major of the year without disclosing his COVID-19 vaccination status.
Djokovic is reportedly a strong opponent of players being forced to get vaccinated to compete in tournaments and has not yet disclosed his vaccination status.
Earlier, the Australian Open organisers had said that no “medical exemptions” would be granted to players unless there was a genuine reason.
But on Wednesday, Tiley conceded that some people would be given an exemption, although the number would be very small. “The great thing is that everyone (coming to Melbourne Park) is vaccinated,” Tiley was quoted as saying by sen.com.au.
“Everyone who is coming in is vaccinated and there will be a small percentage — a very small percentage — that will have a medical exemption.
“If any player, fan (or) workforce is on site here, you’re either vaccinated or you have a medical exemption that’s approved and you’re on the Australian Immunisation Register. That provides us with safety and an extra level of comfort on site.”
Events will begin at the Melbourne Park on January 3 as three lead-up events are lined up ahead of the opening major of the year, starting on January 17.
Indian market plummets for the second consecutive week, seems bulls losing their upper hands in the coming days. Index reacted violently grasping Indian as well as global factors throughout the past week.
High oil prices, uncertainty amid Ukraine war, mounting inflation and prospects of aggressive monetary tightening by the U.S. Fed all contributed to poor sentiment. Undoubtedly, the biggest negative sentiment was led by continued inflation all over the world. Sensex sheds 2041.96 points or 3.72 percent while Nifty losses 629.10 points or 3.83 percent in a week. Simultaneously, Bank nifty also lost control over the bears’ dominance. Nonetheless, no sector ended in green while Nifty Energy lost 10.56 percent and remained the prime laggard followed by Nifty PSE, and Nifty Realty losing 5 to 6 percent in a week.
In Nifty stock, BAJAJ AUTO gained 4.07% while TATASTEEL lost 14.54% on a weekly basis. INDIA VIX closes at 23.48 suggesting no sign of relief in volatility. Whenever the market tanks 20% from its peak, it is technically termed as the bear market. Currently the Indian market remains at the edge of 15 percent fall. Technically, on a weekly chart, the index has formed a long bearish candle confirming change in trend from positive to negative side.
Index has also faced resistance around 16300 levels throughout the week. Indicators as RSI still remains in the oversold zone and MACD also indicating no sign of reversal. In the daily chart lower low- lower high formation suggests no major pullback is expected. Coming to the OI monthly Data, on the call side the highest OI witnessed was 16000 followed by 16500 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15500 followed by 15000 strike price. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15500 mark while on the upside 16100 followed by 16300 may act as an immediate resistance. While Banknifty has support around 32000 while resistance is placed at 34300 on weekly chart.
Source: Choice India
It was a volatile trading session after a positive opening, Nifty made an intraday high at 16318.75 level but showed downside momentum and tested the 16000 mark and managed to close at 16167.10 level with a loss of 72.95 points.
However, Bank nifty closed the session at 34693.15 level with a gain of 210.50 points. 31 out of Nifty 50 stocks ended in Red which suggest broad based selling. Among sectors, Bank, Commodities indices up by 0.5-0.3 percent each, while IT and Auto indices down by 1 percent each.
Stocks like ONGC, AXISBANK, INDUSINDBK, CIPLA & HDFC ended in green SHREECEM, BAJAJFINSV, LT & BAJFINANCE were the prime laggards.Technically, The Nifty has formed a Hammer Kind of candlestick pattern on a daily chart which indicates value buying from lower levels. Moreover, Nifty has taken support from the lower band of Bollinger on a Four- hourly chart which is a sign of short-term reversal in the counter.
However, the momentum indicators RSI bounced from oversold zone as well as divergence has been seen on an hourly chart which indicates bounce back momentum. The Nifty may find Strong support around 16000 levels, while on the upside 16400 may act as an immediate hurdle for the Nifty crossing above the same can attract fresh buying. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 33800 levels while resistance at 35500 levels.
Source: Choice India