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Novak Djokovic can hope to participate in the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic could be at the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne next year despite his three-year entry ban to Australia. The reason is the change of government in May.

As the Herald Sun reports that the new Australian immigration minister, Andrew Giles, is ready to lift the entry ban against the still unvaccinated Serb. The 21-time Grand Slam champion would only have to appeal the ban.

The new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is also in close contact with the Australian Tennis Association and is committed to ensuring that Djokovic can take part in the Australian Open in January 2023. Since July 6, unvaccinated people with a visa have also been able to enter the country again.

This year, the 35-year-old, who was recently unable to start at the US Open due to his lack of a corona vaccination, caused a lot of trouble in Australia. Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison withdrew his visa, Djoker had to leave the country and was banned from entering the country.

In any case, Rafael Nadal would be happy. “It’s always a shame when the best players in the world can’t take part in a tournament due to injury or other reasons. I think it’s tough for the players too, because we want the best possible field of participants,” said the Spaniard recently.

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