Novak Djokovic attended a Euroleague match between Red Star Belgrade and Barcelona on Tuesday evening. 20-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic has been visiting places during his stay in Belgrade and on Tuesday he decided to cheer for Red Star Belgrade.
As expected, Djokovic received a warm welcome from the fans as the crowd went crazy when he was introduced. Djokovic visited a popular tourism destination in Serbia, Kopaonik, a few days ago. Djokovic returned to Belgrade following Serbia's run at the Davis Cup Finals as the speculation regarding his Australian Open participation remains a popular topic.
Djokovic signed up for the Australian Open
"Well the fact is he’s on the Australian Open entry list,” Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge said on 9 News. “And of course he’s also in the ATP Cup in Sydney in the first tournament of the New Year.
“If he passes [the criteria] then he will be able to play. There’s so much speculation at this point that he needs to answer those questions first. “If he does pass those, I think it’s fantastic that we’re going to have the world number one back in Australia.
“But, he has to do what every other traveller does when they come into Australia. “It’s not about entitled tennis players or tennis players in general. It’s about what every other person has to do, and that’s what he has to do”.
Djokovic has been refusing to reveal his vaccination status but still his name appeared on the Australian Open entry list. Some went as far as saying Tennis Australia was looking for "loopholes" to get Djokovic in.
"There have been some people saying that Tennis Australia are looking for loopholes to get him in. That’s absolute rubbish!" Woodbridge said. “That cannot happen because it’s the government that makes those rules. And they’ll stipulate whether he can get in or not”.