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The story is finally over, in an excellent way for the current number one in the world ATP ranking: Novak Djokovic will be at the starting line of the Australian Open 2022, the first Grand Slam of the 2022 season. The Serbian champion will be able to play the tournament on oceanic land thanks to a medical exemption, obtained in the past few hours.

A news that made all fans of him explode with joy on the morning of Tuesday 4 January. The announcement came through the social channels of the athlete himself, who with satisfaction communicated his participation to the whole world in the Melbourne event: "Happy New Year to all.

I wish you all health, love and happiness at all times present. I had a great time with my loved ones during the break and today I am going to Australia with an exemption permit. Let's go 2022!" The 34-year-old native of Belgrade will therefore be able to defend the Major title, won consecutively from 2019 to 2021: from January 17, he will try to get the 21st Grand Slam triumph first.

The confrontation will certainly be with the Spanish Rafa Nadal, charged and ready to do battle (he is already in Australia and is intensifying his preparation in an ATP 250, after having also trained with former world number one Andy Murray) , but also with the other players of the new generation, including the Russian finalist last year Daniil Medvedev and the German obstacle Alexander Zverev.

Since the end of the 2021, doubts about Nole's participation in the Australian Open have begun. The athlete has not confirmed anything in the last press conferences held and has created many doubts about his future. The vaccination obligation had probably put him back to the wall but the opening to unvaccinated tennis players only with a medical exemption (granted by two external commissions) saved his fate.

The expectation for the first prestigious appointment of the season rises further. The Serb will try to get familiar with the Australian cement immediately: his goal will be to repeat the dominance in the best of five sets match shown last year, to get to the end of the competition.

Ben Rothenberg attacks Novak Djokovic: "Few follow him on TV"

The tennis Tour has resumed playing and has started off well with many tournaments and an ATP Cup to play in Australia.

Despite this, one of the biggest debates continues to concern a tennis player who does not currently play and is not present in Australia, that is the number one in the world Novak Djokovic. There is still a lot of debate regarding the Serbian champion and everyone is curious to know whether or not Nole will be present at the Australian Open 2022.

The Government of Victoria has stated that all tennis players who will take the field in Melbourne will have to be vaccinated, but Nole at the moment he has taken a cryptic attitude and no one has clearly understood whether the Serb is vaccinated.

In the last few hours, the well-known journalist Ben Rothenberg posted a curious tweet that generated several criticisms and interactions at the same time. Rothenberg said that despite Novak Djokovic being the strongest tennis player of all time, he is unable to 'glue' the players in front of the TV and indeed we can say that his ratings are not good.

The well-known American journalist stated that he is not so important as to generate a large number of plays. It all started from a curious debate on Twitter where some fans said that without Novak Djokovic not even this ATP Cup was very interesting.

On the contrary, Rothenberg has made it clear that he considers Nole the best tennis player of all time but certainly does not glue the viewer in front of the television. The umpteenth debate regarding the Serbian game is back in fashion, according to many tennis fans as boring compared to that of rivals and in particular of the eternal rival Roger Federer.

Currently Novak Djokovic, as evidenced by a recent video that appeared on social media, is in Serbia where he is training and everyone is eager and curious to know his tennis destiny. In fact, many think that a possible forfeit by Novak Djokovic in Australia could also affect the rest of the season and the hypothesis that Nole could also skip other tournaments and even other Grand Slam tournaments is not excluded.