Good news for Novak Djokovic: here's what happened
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 985
As all fans will remember, Novak Djokovic was expelled from Australia at the beginning of the year after a soap opera that lasted almost two weeks. Due to his unvaccinated status, the 21-time Grand Slam champion had to leave Melbourne even though he had a valid medical exemption.
Although there are still several months to go until the next edition of the Happy Slam, the question is already being asked whether Novak will be able to travel to Australia in 2023. Through his Twitter profile, the well-known journalist Luis Alfredo Alvarez has provided an important update in this regard: "Yesterday I heard Craig Tiley and he told me that Novak Djokovic will definitely play the Australian Open 2023." We recall that the new government has decided to revoke all health measures for entry into the country.
Recently, radio host Clay Travis highlighted the injustices suffered by Nole: "There was no medical reason to justify Djokovic's non-entry into Australia and the United States. The Serbian has renounced two Grand Slams in order to remain faithful to his principles.
We are talking about two tournaments in which he would have been the favorite for the win and it is easy to imagine that he would have lifted at least one trophy."
Nole's difficulties in 2022
Novak Djokovic has encountered many difficulties this year, thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
After touching the 'Calendar Grand Slam' in 2021, the former ATP number 1 was forced to miss both the Australian Open and the US Open. Also due to his vaccination status, the Serbian phenomenon also had to give up all the American Masters 1000 (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati).
The 35-year-old from Belgrade lifted his season by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, but still fell in the rankings due to a lack of points. In addition to having equaled his idol Pete Sampras, Nole has shortened the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings.
Thanks to the success obtained in London, Goran Ivanisevic's protege has an excellent chance of participating in the ATP Finals in Turin.