Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini expects Novak Djokovic to return highly motivated after everything that went down in Australia. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, didn't get vaccinated before the start of the season but he applied for a medical exemption and wa granted one for the Australian Open.
After landing in Australia, Djokovic had his visa canceled and he was placed in detention. Djokovic appealed the decision and got his visa reinstated after winning his appeal in court. After winning his case, Djokovic headed straight to Melbourne Park, where he practiced for a few days before Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his powers to revoke the visa of the world No.
1. Djokovic appealed the decision and lost the case, which led to him being deported from the country. Rafael Nadal took the advantage of the Djokovic absence and won a record 21st Grand Slam.
Fognini: Djokovic won't be lacking motivation
"As I know him, I think he has blood boiling in his veins,” Fognini said in his interview with La Gazetta dello Sport, as quoted on Tennishead.
“On the one hand, he will be almost happy, because these are the challenges that motivate him. “He must have thought, ‘Great, you won [Nadal]…see you again in Paris.’ “[Djokovic] is very competitive, he has shown it over the years.
“But there, if Rafa wants to, he could also win Paris and score 22”. Nadal appeared to be done in the Australian Open final but then he pulled off a historic comeback. Medvedev paid the price for failing to convert any of his thrree consecutive break points in the sixth game of the third set as Nadal recovered to win 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5. Djokovic is expected to start his 2022 season in Dubai. The Dubai event is scheduled to kick off on February 21.