After missing the Australian Open 2022 due to the visa cancellation confirmed by the Federal Court, Novak Djokovic will come back to the court at the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. The Serbian champion has won the event that will see him protagonist from 21 to 26 February 5 times in his career and, this time, the victory could have a special flavor.
The Belgrade will in fact have to conquer the tournament and hope that Daniil Medvedev does not win in Acapulco to maintain the first position in the world ranking. "We need to think about the future with optimism. I think it's great to have Novak Djokovic back in Dubai.
I know the whole world is against him now, but let's talk about the world number one, ”explained Salah Tahlak, tournament director in Dubai. “His vaccination status is not a problem for us. We follow the protocol of the authorities in detail.
The government does not require mandatory vaccination to enter the country. Just undergo a PCR test and be negative."
Will Djokovic be able to participate in the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo?
In recent weeks, there has also been much talk of Djokovic's possible participation in the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.
Zeljko Franulovic explained to L'Equipe: "If he is up to date with the health conditions required by the French government, then we will be happy to welcome him. For the moment, as far as I know, he is not vaccinated.
As soon as he is in place, we will be happy to welcome him with open arms." The organization of the tournament has just today announced the health measures that players must comply with to take part in the sporting event.
Following the French government regulation, all athletes will need a vaccination passport. The vaccination pass can be obtained through a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 in the last six months or a certificate proving the medical impossibility of carrying out the vaccine. Pending further news, Djokovic should have no problems, considering that he overcame the Coronavirus last December.