'Novak Djokovic knew all the risks going in', says ATP star



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'Novak Djokovic knew all the risks going in', says ATP star

The stake was "only" to have the consent to participate in the Australian Open, with a medical exemption given the two doses of vaccine not carried out but the Covid contracted in a very recent period like the month of December; the risks that the athlete could run, however, were different and are now all occurring.

The visa canceled, the block to enter and stay in the country to play the first Grand Slam of the season, a couple of mistakes made are presenting the bill to Novak Djokovic, who left Australia with broken bones after the decision of the Federal Court , which confirmed the cancellation of the visa and therefore the government's request not to allow the Serbian tennis player to stay in oceanic land.

The real alarm bell for the number one in the world is not only having lost participation in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, as it may seem. The sanction that has been established and confirmed by Australia is very heavy and will have many consequences on his future and on the continuation of his career as a professional player.

This was announced by Interior Minister Karen Andrews in an interview on the Today Show: "The visa was canceled by Minister Hawke. The cancellation was confirmed by the federal court, so Djokovic will be banned from entering our country for the next few years.

three years." Currently, on paper, the winner of 9 titles in Melbourne will not be able to take part in various editions of the Grand Slam event, given the country's very strict rules, especially on this issue.

Djokovic has captivated the attention of the tennis world

Several players on the men's and women's circuit have grown tired of Novak Djokovic's visa saga dominating headlines in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

But Cameron Norrie feels the commotion is good publicity for the Melbourne Slam. "It's obviously good publicity for the tournament. [The news] has been followed by everyone here and around the world," Norrie said.

"It is not up to me but I would like to see Novak Djokovic play. I want the best players in the world to be playing in the draw. I also wouldn't mind seeing the reception he receives if he does play." Norrie reckons the World No.

1 knew what the risks were when he arrived in Melbourne with an exemption since the authorities were very clear with what they required from participating athletes. "It's a tricky situation," Norrie said. "Novak Djokovic knew all the risks going in, especially since the government had all the rules laid down and they were pretty clear with everything."