Novak Djokovic did not start the season in the best way. The player from Belgrade was the big expected for the Australian Open, as the title holder and ruler of the tournament, but when he arrived the situation took an unexpected turn.
Despite the permission received from a medical commission, the federal government has not issued a visa to the former world number one, not being vaccinated against Covid19: thus, the whole affair has moved to the judicial level.
The Federal Court of Melbourne, in the second instance, decided that Novak Djokovic was not eligible to enter Australian soil, but the sentence also gave rise to other implications: the Serbian tennis player would be barred from entering Australia for the next three years.
, since his visa was revoked.
Novak Djokovic on his presence at the Australian Open 2023
An obstacle that the director of Tennis Australia is trying to get around. Craig Tiley, without however making an explicit reference to the name of Novak Djokovic, said: “We are on track to get back all the best players in the world.
All. Right now we find ourselves in a health situation very different from that of some month ago. This leads me to think that we will be able to have the best players in the world in a few months.” The Belgrade tennis player responded to the words of Craig Tiley.
The winner of nine Australian Open titles wanted to say about him at the press conference, after the victory in Astana against Garin, focusing on the stages he must go through to reach a decision on his presence in the tournament where he has won the most.
Nole explained: “I am still waiting for news of the lifting of the three-year ban that was imposed on me at the beginning of the year. When it is lifted, I will need to apply for a visa. It is a two-step process. I hope this happens because I want to play in Australia. Whatever happens, I will make a decision in the coming months.”