Important updates on the issue relating to world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serbian tennis player, although so far he still has to debut in this 2022 season, has taken the whole stage in spite of him and now, after days and weeks of waiting, the final sentence has arrived.
Although he was even drawn in the main draw Novak Djokovic will not participate in the Australian Open 2022, the Minister of Immigration Hawke has canceled the visa of Novak Djokovic who has to say goodbye to his dreams of glory.
In recent weeks Nole and his fans, as well as all the Australian people, have experienced several moments of anxiety and expectation but in the end this decision was made. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, after several days of evaluating the full effects of this decision, communicated to the world that Novak Djokovic will not be in Australia and consequently will not be able to participate in the tournament.
Nole will thus not be able to defend the title and will at least have to postpone her dreams of glory for the twenty-first Grand Slam title. Through the so-called 'Full Statement' Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said: "Today I use my power to cancel Mr Novak Djokovic's visa, based on what has happened in recent days and the Australian public interest.
With this press release I tend to notify the Department of Internal Affairs, the Australian forces and finally Mr. Novak Djokovic of my decision. With the pandemic underway, it is essential for us to protect all Australian citizens, in relation to the now known Covid-19."
The version of the number one in the world who days ago pointed to human errors in his wrong version where he claimed not to have traveled in the last 14 days (in reality it did not happen) was therefore not considered credible and Minister Hawke did not like.
his warning only in extremis his positivity to the Coronavirus. So the first seed in the tournament skips, Djokovic has to say goodbye to Australia.
Australian Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic with Nadal, Zverev and Medvedev!
The main draw of the Australian Open 2022 takes shape with Novak Djokovic.
The question mark obviously remains. The delay of about sixty minutes of the ceremony had made us think of a final decision: it was not so. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reiterated that the idea of evaluating the possibility of visa cancellation has not changed.
In theory, the world number one should face Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round, Tommy Paul in the second and 'our' Lorenzo Sonego in the third. Following the logic of seeding, Christian Garin could be in the second round.
Among the top sixteen seeded, probably the most affordable on the surface. In the same quarter of the draw also Matteo Berrettini. For the number one of the Italy group, the complicated challenge with Brandon Nakashima in the first round could be a prelude to the softer one with the winner of the match between Jiry Vesely and the now American child prodigy Stefan Kozlov.
In the same segment also, and above all, Carlos Alcaraz: a qualified and Marton Fucsovics on the path of the Spanish talent. Fabio Fognini does not fish very well either, on a collision course in the first round with Tallon Griekspoor: absolute revelation of the past season.
At the top-half also Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal. In theory, the two could find themselves in the quarters. On the road to seeding number three Daniel Altmaier and presumably John Millman. The top seed in the eighth is Denis Shapovalov.
It should also be a relatively soft debut for the 2009 champion, who after Marcos Giron could still find Thanasi Kokkinakis. Strictly speaking, the first real obstacle could come out of the challenge between Hubert Hurkacz and Aslan Karatsev.
Semi-finalist in 2021. The bottom-half Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios in the second round? Yes, it is a possibility. Also because there should only be Henri Laaksonen and a qualified player. The number two in seeding obviously falls within the group of very favorites.
In theory, there shouldn't be any major hitches on the road to the semifinal: probably only Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. The Russian will face Gianluca Mager in the first round. Four Italians present in the fourth of Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has not yet given guarantees on physical conditions after the forfeit in the ATP Cup.
Difficult, but not impossible, a derby between Andreas Seppi (who will challenge Majchrzak) and Lorenzo Musetti (called to much more complicated test with Alex de Mianur, number thirty-two of the seeding). In the middle Jannik Sinner.
The number two of the Italy group fishes quite well: after a qualifier, presumably the challenge with the winner of the match between Andy Murray and Nikoloz Basilashvili. The worst possible opponent in the quarterfinals, based on the very cold ranking, could be Casper Ruud.