As a result of Serbia’s decision not to compete in the first United Cup team competition, Novak Djokovic is free to compete in the usual pre-Australian Open warmup matches. The Australian Open will take place from January 16-29.
Alongside him in the men’s draw at Adelaide will be fellow countrymen Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev of Russia, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, and Andy Murray of the United Kingdom.
In the previous month, Immigration Minister Andrew Giles stated that Djokovic had been given a visa to participate in Australia in the month of January. After being removed from the country in January of this year due to his refusal to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, the Serb man, who is 35 years old, was facing the possibility of a three-year suspension.
Djokovic holds the record for most victories at the Australian Open with nine, including the three most recent times he competed there. Because Novak Djokovic was unable to compete this year, Rafael Nadal was able to claim victory.
When Djokovic came in Melbourne in preparation for the 2022 event, he had not had the Covid-19 vaccination; nevertheless, tight laws regarding unvaccinated travellers have since been relaxed in Australia.
After having his visa rejected on the eve of his title defence the previous year, Novak Djokovic will begin his 2023 season in Adelaide as he prepares for a crack at a 10th Australian Open championship. This comes a year after Djokovic was forced to withdraw from his title defence due to visa issues.
The Australian government has approved the golfer’s visa application, and he is now scheduled to compete in the Adelaide International, which begins on the first day of the new year. The golfer has won 21 major championships throughout his career.