Emilio Sanchez: There is not one chance Novak Djokovic plays Australian Open



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Emilio Sanchez: There is not one chance Novak Djokovic plays Australian Open

Former doubles world No. 1 Emilio Sanchez thinks there is no chance Novak Djokovic plays at the Australian Open. The Australian Open announced only fully vaccinated players would be allowed to play at Melbourne Park in January.

Djokovic has been refusing to reveal his vaccination status but his name appeared on the Australian Open entry list. Djokovic also signed up to play the ATP Cup but on Saturday Serbian daily newspaper Blic reported Djokovic will 99% percent skip the event.

"For everyone with the hope that he goes to AO. He will withdraw also from AO. For me there is not one chance that @DjokerNole goes," Sanchez tweeted following the news of Djokovic's likely withdrawal from the ATP Cup.

Djokovic doesn't want to speak too much

After Serbia's Davis Cup Finals exit, Djokovic refused to give any clear answers on Australia.

"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 after the Davis Cup Finals.

"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."

World No. 5 Andrey Rublev was asked about Djokovic's Australian Open participation and he said he doesn't believe the Serb will play. “As I understand from the news, do not wait for him. But they have some kind of poker match – who’s the first to fail.

It seems to me that everything will end with the fact that he simply will not go, and the Australian Open will go”.