End of the suspense on the presence of Novak Djokovic in Australia in January? The world number one has been selected to represent Serbia at the ATP Cup, which will be held in Sydney from January 1 to 9, 2022. The announcement comes after many questions about his coming to Australia.
The winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments had cast doubt on his participation in the Australian Open in January, refusing to say if he was vaccinated, a condition imposed for any entry into the country. In the press release announcing the draw for the ATP Cup, Djokovic is included in the list of five players presented by Serbia.
No vaccine exemption
After his team’s defeat in the Davis Cup last week, the 34-year-old Serbian promised a decision “very soon” on his participation in the Australian Open, which organizers had confirmed no exemptions from. vaccine obligation would not be made.
The player’s father had said on Serbian TV last month that his son “probably wouldn’t play” in Australia “under these conditions, with this blackmail, and when it’s done that way.”