Novak Djokovic will officially play in Australia in 2022. The Serb world no.1 has never wanted to reveal whether or not he is vaccinated against COVID-19. To enter Australia for any reason you must be immunized, to avoid a 14-day quarantine.
In the meantime, the 34-year-old is among the Serbian team for the third edition of the ATP Cup, which will be held in Sidney from 1 to 9 January. The tournament precedes the Melbourne Grand Slam, which will be played from 17 to 22 January, and in general is the first tournament played in during the Australian swing, the season that opens the tennis year.
ATP, in the official press release, said that the first seed, Serbia, was included in group A, led by the number one in the world, Novak Djokovic. Nole, infected with COVID-19 in June of last year, after the disastrous Adria our event, organized between Serbia and Croatia (which caused a wave of criticism) has already won 20 Grand Slam titles, the same number as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, his two rivals who are currently out of court due to injuries.
Novak Djokovic in Australia: is the Serb vaccinated or not?
Federer will not return on the court before summer 2022, with the Wimbledon tournament in strong doubt, while the Spaniard, who will not play in the ATP Cup, in recent weeks seemed willing to be there at the Australian Open 2021.
Returning to Novak Djokovic, the Serb a few days ago spoke during a press conference about his possible presence at the Australian Open 2022, saying: "I understand that you want answers on where and how I will start the new season, but we'll see what the future holds.
. I can't give you a date, but obviously the Australian Open is coming soon, so you'll know very soon." His father, Srdjan, during an interview with Serbian TV, said: "Novak would like to play with all his heart because he is an athlete, but with these blackmail and these conditions, he probably won't.
I wouldn't, but he's my son. who has to decide for himself. " The question, however, is quite opaque: To play in Australia, to enter the country, you must have the vaccine or be immunized. Qiuindi or Novak Djokovic is already immunized or in the next few days he will leave for Australia to serve the 14-day quarantine and play ATP Cup and Australian Open 2022.