The legal battle waged by the lawyers of world number one Novak Djokovic continues. The Serbian champion was first invited to Australia thanks to a medical exemption and then, after a few days, they blatantly refused it. According to the Government of Victoria, in fact, the documents brought forward by the lawyers of the twenty-time winner of Slam tournaments and nine-time winner here in Australia would not be adequate for him to obtain the exemption and the legal battle continues therefore even in these days.
On Monday, the official decision should arrive regarding the future of Nole, who, in the meantime, is staying in a hotel intended for 'immigrants' on the oceanic continent with the other people without cards to stay in the country.
Djokovic sees his future in the balance but interesting updates are coming in the last few hours. The first official documents have emerged and the situation of world number one Novak Djokovic has been clarified. As revealed in recent days, Novak Djokovic had Covid last December 16, a very close date that forced him to skip the ATP Cup.
To report this are the colleagues of ABC News. Although this reason clarifies Nole's situation and the fact that the tennis player cannot actually get the vaccine at the moment, the Victoria County Government rejected this clarification and rejected the tennis player's motivations.
Djokovic does not give up and through his lawyers he has made it known that he wants to be transferred to the hotel where he had initially asked for accommodation. Only in this way will he finally be able to start training for the tournament, the Australian Open essential to certify his run-up to the GOAT.
In case of victory in this tournament (if he participates) Djokovic will be able to become the first tennis player to win ten Australian Open and above all the first tennis player in history to reach 21 Grand Slam tournaments, perhaps detaching definitively the two rivals in the GOAT race.
always Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the latter also present in Australia.
Novak Djokovic's FIRST WORDS from Australia: "God sees everything"
Novak Djokovic's presence at the Australian Open 2022 will be decided on Monday 10 January 2022.
The Serbian champion will have to spend a very uncomfortable weekend in an uncomfortable hotel and in conditions that are really difficult for any person to bear. Nole had managed to get a medical exemption from Tennis Australia in order not to miss the first prestigious appointment of the year.
But the problems, which seemed to have ended, arose again and more serious at Tullamarine airport, where his visa to enter the country was canceled. After this decision, the Serbian revolt broke out and the lawyers immediately appealed.
On the bench there is not only the non-participation in the Australian Open. Under the country's harsh law, when someone's visa is withdrawn, they can be banned from returning to the territory for up to three years.
A super-restrictive penalty that the federal government has not ruled out imposing as a sanction. The ball jumped into the hands of justice, which will soon rule. Given the conditions in which he has to spend these days, the Serbian player managed and wanted to communicate a few important words to brother Djordje from his hotel room, who was then asked to address them to the media later.
The sentence in question is the following: "God sees everything! My blessing is spiritual and their material." A comment that hints at the current state of the Serbian player, who is unlikely to forget a situation of this type.
His tough stance on the vaccination campaign led him to face a difficult situation, which could lead him not to compete in the 2022 edition of the Australian Open. Djokovic has held the title since 2019 and it would certainly be sensational news if the winner of the last three years were not even present in the main draw.