Todd Woodbridge: Signing up for ATP Cup means Novak Djokovic will likely play AO

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Todd Woodbridge: Signing up for ATP Cup means Novak Djokovic will likely play AO

Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge believes Novak Djokovic signing up for the ATP Cup means that he will likely play the Australian Open. On Tuesday, the ATP Cup participants were announced and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was among the names that committed to play the competition.

The Australian Open confirmed that only fully vaccinated players will be able to play at Melbourne Park but Djokovic is refusing to reveal his vaccination status. Unvaccinated players won't be able to enter Victoria but the ATP Cup is scheduled to take place in Sydney, New South Wales.

"He had the choice to enter or not enter so he's put his name on the entry list and that means you've got to believe that he's coming all the way through the summer," Woodbridge 2GB's Wide World of Sports radio.

"That's good for tennis, for Novak fans they'll be rejoicing, and I think also for the Sydney fans. "He knows all the government regulations about the vaccination, so that means, you would think, that he's on top of it unless he pulls something that we're not expecting."

Djokovic refusing to give a clear answer

After Serbia's Davis Cup Finals exit, Djokovic refused to give any details regarding his Australian Open participation. "I understand you want some answers on where I start the season, how I start it.

I'm really, really tired from this season and this whole year, so I just prefer sticking to the family quality time, rehab mode, then let's see what the future brings," Djokovic said. "You will be informed.

I know what you want. I'm not going to give you an answer tonight. I know what you want to ask me. But you will be informed. That's all I can tell you. I cannot give you any date. Obviously Australia is around the corner, so you will know very soon."