Brisbane organizers 'worried' as Novak Djokovic has yet to commit to event


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Brisbane organizers 'worried' as Novak Djokovic has yet to commit to event

The Brisbane International organizers are "worried" that tennis star Novak Djokovic could miss the Australian event next year, according to the International Business Times AU.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion is expected to play in Brisbane next year -- which is set to take place from 31 December - 7 January. 

However, the Serb hasn't yet officially confirmed that he will be preparing at Brisbane ahead of the Australian Open.

The fact that Djokovic has signed up for the Abu Dhabi exhibition -- which is due to be held from 28-30 December -- has given the Brisbane organizers some doubts.

However, they remain "confident" Djokovic will still make a comeback to Brisbane.

The 30-year-old's lost to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the Brisbane first-round in his lone appearance at the tournament in 2009.

The 250 Brisbane event is on the verge of having a superstar player field as Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal have been confirmed for the 2018 edition.

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