Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic ‘very happy’ with visa allowing him to play Australian Open

Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic Australian Open – Novak Djokovic confirmed on Wednesday he has received a visa to travel to Melbourne to…

Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic 'very happy' with visa allowing him to play Australian Open
Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic 'very happy' with visa allowing him to play Australian Open

Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic Australian Open – Novak Djokovic confirmed on Wednesday he has received a visa to travel to Melbourne to play in the 2023 Australian Open, after he was deported last January over his vaccine status. Follow Australian Open 2023 tennis updates with InsideSport.IN

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Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic ‘very happy’ with visa allowing him to play Australian Open

“I was very happy to receive the news yesterday. It was a relief,” the Serbian said after beating Andrey Rublev in the ATP Finals in Turin. On Tuesday Australian media reported that the government had decided to grant the unvaccinated Serbian a visa, overturning a three-year ban after his ejection from the country.

This year’s championship was overshadowed by nine-time Australian Open champion Djokovic being put on a plane on the eve of the contest after a high-stakes legal battle over his visa status.

Australia has lifted the requirement for visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination, and the three-year ban can be overturned at the discretion of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s centre-left government, which is different to the conservative coalition in power when he was kicked out.

Djokovic was speaking after securing a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending Finals with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Rublev, his second straight sets victory in as many matches. Having beaten Stefanos Tsitsipas in his first Red Group match on Monday, the Serb is guaranteed a spot in the last four regardless of his result on Friday against Daniil Medvedev.

Novak Djokovic AO2022: Djokovic ‘very happy’ with visa allowing him to play Australian Open

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