Craig Tiley on seeing Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open



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Craig Tiley on seeing Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open

Forced to skip the Australian Open and give up the entire tour on North American hardcourt, Novak Djokovic collected the quarter-finals on the clay of Bois de Boulogne and won Wimbledon. Tournament essentially without points.

This is the surreal seasonal roadmap of the Serbian phenomenon, who in order to secure the Finals in Turin was forced to jump from Tel Aviv to Nur-Sultan waiting for the last 1000 of the season. According to Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia, who spoke extensively at The Age just over two months after the star, Djokovic could play the 2023 edition of the Australian Open.

As is known, the Serbian visa was revoked for three years due to the requirement in force at the Australian Open 2022 for the Anti-Covid vaccine. The reopening of Tiley has evidently fueled new hopes for the Serbian, who will still have to wait a little longer to know his fate.

The future? Basically in the hand of Andrew Giles, the new immigration minister, who will have to decide whether or not to revoke the penalty on the Serb on the eve of the first Grand Slam of the season.

Tiley: "We are on the right path to having the best"

"We are on track to get all the best players in the world back.

Everyone. Right now we are in a very different health situation from that of a few months ago, with people moving freely around the world and very few restrictions. This leads me to think that we will be able to have the best players in the world in a few months," Tiley said without ever pronouncing the name of Djokovic.

And then he added with some tranquility: "At the moment the infections are low. And there are no restrictions for people who want to enter Australia. The position of the government has changed." Tiley among other things has obviously confirmed that Federer will not be present, but that there will be a tribute towards him during the tournament. In the next weeks we will have more updates about.