Djokovic expects a good reception on his return to the Australian Open

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    Novak Djokovic will look for the best. the d of him tenth title at the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic hopes to have a good reception from the public at the Australian Open tennis tournament (January 16-29), a Grand Slam tournament that won the Australian Open. nine times and to which the former world number one will return again. in January, after having missed the 2022 edition due to his refusal to get vaccinated against covid.

& quot;After what happened& oacute; last year I hope to be suitably received and that this will help me play my best tennis”, declared the player. The Serb will speak to the press in Dubai this Friday.

The current number five in the ATP ranking lived through many years. an unpleasant experience last January when he was expelled from the country due to his vaccination status, in the midst of a political-judicial conflict of wide media repercussion.

Djokovic, not vaccinated against covid-19, arrived on Saturday. He went to Melbourne airport with a derogation that was ultimately rejected. After a few days of legal dispute, he was expelled from Australia just before the tournament, after spending several days in a migrant center. He was punished with a three-year ban on entering the territory.

Since then, the obligation to be vaccinated to enter the country was lifted in Australia and the Serb obtained his visa. The prohibition of entry to his territory also remained in force. I got up in November.

"In the past I always had the opportunity to start my years in Australia very strong and I like playing there," Djokovic.

started 2022 as number one in the world and fell to the top. He moved up in the rankings, in a season in which he was unable to play two Grand Slam events (Australia and the United States), in both cases due to not being vaccinated.

He was able to win Wimbledon and finished in the second round. The year was very good, taking the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy and the season-ending Masters in Turin.

"I would like to be able to play as long as I am away. "possible" Djokovic, asked about his future.

“I don't really have figures in mind. Things are going well for me. until now. I can not complain. like this “So as long as I play at this level, as long as I feel like it, I'll continue,” explained Mr. the Belgrade tennis player.

If he wins a 10th title at the Australian Open, he will equal his 10th title. the record for the number of Grand Slam titles, currently set at 22 by the Spanish Rafael Nadal.

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