Novak Djokovic Set For Australian Open Return?

by Staff | November 15th, 2022, 6:16 pm
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According to several reports out of Australia, Novak Djokovic’s ban will be overturned allowing the Serb to travel to the country and play the Australian Open in January.

Under rule, foreigners face a 3-year ban when deported from Australia, which Djokovic was in January. However, reports are that the new immigration minister has overturned the ban.

“If the federal government decides to allow Novak Djokovic to return, he will be welcome at the Australian Open in January,” a statement from the Australian Open to the Herald Sun Tuesday stated.

“Novak is a nine-time Australian Open champion and we want the best players at the AO to ensure a great event for players and fans.”

There is nothing official yet, and no comment from Djokovic. But the Serb will be back in action on Wednesday in Turin.

“No, nothing official yet. We are waiting. They are communicating with the government of Australia. That’s all I can tell you for now,” Djokovic said Monday.

Over the summer, Australia waved the vaccine requirement to get into the country. But Djokovic still had the deportation ban issue.

Djokovic only played two Slams this past year missing the Australian and US Opens.

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