It is one of the most discussed topics within the tennis world and one that intrigues all tennis fans. With the return of the world number one, questions could not be missing regarding the presence of the Serbian champion Novak Djokovic at the next Australian Open, scheduled for early 2022.
The situation in Australia is still awaiting official confirmation, but it seems that those without vaccination will not be able to participate in next year's first Grand Slam tournament. It is a situation that particularly concerns Novak Djokovic.
In the past, on several occasions, the twenty-time champion of Grand Slam titles, has shown doubts about vaccination for Covid-19, at the moment he has not made it known whether he has been vaccinated or not and therefore his possible denial to the Australian tournament it would (probably) mean a decision due to the vaccine.
Novak Djokovic talked about it at a press conference, in view of the Masters 1000 tournament in Paris-Bercy.
Djokovic recently landed in the French capital
Novak Djokovic interacted with the media ahead of the start of the 2021 Paris Masters on Sunday, giving insights on a wide range of topics.
Djokovic spoke about returning to the court and chasing another year-ending No. 1 trophy, as well as the situation around the 2022 Australian Open and the support he got from the crowd at this year's US Open. "Yes, I am excited to come back to competition," Djokovic said.
"It's been a while that I have played an ATP event. Last few events were Grand Slams and Olympic Games. You know, it was an exhausting season overall," he added. "Very successful one, but it did require a lot of mental effort and energy to deal with a lot of things also off the court and all the expectations and pressures of potential Calendar Slam, Golden Slam."
Djokovic reiterated on Sunday that he was very grateful for the response he received from the New York crowd this year. He even claimed that the fan support was "a win for life", despite the fact that he lost the final.
"Of course I'm disappointed that I lost the match, but I feel like I was blessed to experience love from the crowd and support from the stadium that I have never experienced before in my life in New York, and actually not in many places around the world," Djokovic said.
"And that kind of energy that I received from the crowd, from the moment I stepped in the court until I stepped out, is a win for life, is a win for for this human relationship. They just, as I said, on the court touched my heart."