Despite being granted a medical exemption to defend his Australian Open men's singles title, World No.1 Novak Djokovic's visa has been revoked upon his arrival in Melbourne on Thursday.
The court officials in Australia have confirmed that Serbian Novak Djokovic’s appeal against imminent deportation would be heard on Thursday. He was granted a medical exemption by the Australian Open 2022 organisers.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic has won nine of his 20 major titles at the Australian Open. He is tied with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles. Federer won't be playing in the Australian Open 2022.
At a time when all the top tennis stars will be tuning up for the Australian Open 2022 in WTA and ATP tournaments, World No.1 Novak Djokovic has still not confirmed his participation for the year's first Grand Slam.
It is worth noting that all spectators, staff and players at the Australian Open 2022 need to be double-vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, hasn't disclosed his vaccination status.
Dominic Thiem finished runner-up in last year's Australian Open. Thiem thus becomes the latest tennis player to withdraw from the season-opening Grand Slam after the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and many more.
Serbia will start favourites in Group A, which also comprises Norway, Chile and Spain. The ATP Cup 2022 will be played in Sydney at Ken Rosewall Arena and the tennis stadium at Sydney Olympic Park.
Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that every person will need to be fully vaccinated while in the tournament.
Roger Federer, who shares the men's record of 20 major singles championships with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, has not competed since undergoing surgery on his right knee for the third time in 1.5 years.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer shares the men’s Grand Slam record of 20 titles with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
The last time Serbian Novak Djokovic won a title at the ATP Finals was in 2015 when he beat Roger Federer.
Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is on course for a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title, moved one ahead of American Pete Sampras, who secured his six top year-end finishes from 1993-98.
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Djokovic needs one more victory to go 28-0 at Grand Slam tournaments and claim all four trophies in a single season
Djokovic defeated German Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows and is just one win shy of completing the calendar Grand Slam
Everyone knows they can't play forever, of course, and that this grand era will end at some point
Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam singles titles, acknowledged there was a chance his playing career could be over
Federer won the silver medal in men's singles at the 2012 London Olympics and gold old in men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Games
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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