Sports Desk, Jun 4 (EFE).- Novak Djokovic on Tuesday announced he would compete at the Australian Open after being granted an exemption from the vaccination mandate required to enter the country.
Only fully vaccinated players are allowed to compete at the Australian Open or those who have special permits due to the requirements to enter the country.
“I’ve spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break & today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022!” the 20-time Grand Slam champions posted on social media.
Djokovic had previously said he was not sure whether he would be able to have a chance to defend his title due to restrictions on entering Australia. He withdrew from the ongoing ATP Cup held in Sydney.
The first Grand Slam event of the year, which Djokovic has won nine times, will get underway between 17 and 30 January. EFE