Djokovic’s name on entry list for ATP Cup and AO!

After months of speculation that Novak Djokovic may miss the Australian Open over tough Covid vaccination requirements, the world number one was on Tuesday named to play in the ATP Cup in Sydney starting on January 1, and, a few days later, his name appeared on the list of entries for the first grand slam of the 2022 season which follows a few weeks later.

There is no comment from the player himself as to whether he has changed his mind regarding vaccination but there certainly has been no change in the Australian Government’s Covid-19 regulations apropos entry into the country for all players.

Either he is being given a special exemption, or he’s been – or going to be – vaccinated; was put on the team list in the hope that they will somehow find a loophole and finally, the Serbians forgot to take his name off the team list!

The Australian Open entry deadline came and went yesterday, Tuesday, with no news from the tournament or Djokovic and the fact that the entry list is not ‘official’ yet, leaves fans to understand that confirmation of Djokovic’s entry is pending clarification – that is, it is being questioned on the vaccination issues – namely has he been vaccinated or will he be within the stipulated times to allow him to play both Sydney and Melbourne.

What is clear is that despite his previous comments when he cast doubt as to whether he wanted to travel to Australia, it would seem he is now wanting to do just that and hopefully help Serbia regain the ATP Cup from the Russian Tennis Federation and set the record of 21 Grand Slam titles wins with his 10th at the AO!

Even last week, Djokovic wouldn’t commit let alone say when he would decide. “I cannot give you any date,” Djokovic said Saturday following Serbia’s Davis Cup loss to Croatia in Madrid. “Obviously Australia is around the corner, so you will know very soon.”

But despite the entry lists, we are still waiting!






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