Novak Djokovic breaks silence on Australia visa ban overturn news

Djokovic confirms he is preparing to return to Australia.

by Dzevad Mesic
Novak Djokovic breaks silence on Australia visa ban overturn news

Novak Djokovic has confirmed to Eurosport that he is getting his Australia visa back and that he is set to return to the Australian Open in January. On Tuesday, Australian media reported that Djokovic's three-year ban from entering the country was rescinded.

Today, Djokovic was in action at the ATP Finals, where he ousted Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-1. After the match, Djokovic was directly asked by Eurosport about the latest reports coming from Australia.

Djokovic: I'm coming back to Australia in 2023

"In terms of your next question related to Australia, yes I received the news yesterday morning and I was very, very happy to hear that news.

It has been a tough year with everything that happened, obviously, in Australia for me and for the people who are close in my life. This came as a great new year present, I think, and I am looking forward to going to Australia and hopefully having another successful Australian Open, that has been historically my most successful Grand Slam.

I had some of my best memories on that court. Hopefully, I can make more positive memories there," Djokovic told Eurosport. Djokovic is a 21-time Grand Slam champion and the Australian Open has been his most successful Major.

At Melbourne Park, Djokovic is a record nine-time Australian Open champion. Before Djokovic was denied participation at this year's Australian Open, he won the opening Grand Slam of the season in three consecutive years.

Now that Djokovic is returning to Australia, he will certainly be very determined to win a record 10th Australian Open title. Throughout the year, Djokovic was speaking positively of Australia as he said several times that this year's negative experience can't beat all of the positive memories he has had in Australia throughout his career. It remains to be seen if Djokovic will enjoy a triumphant return to Australia in January.

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