Tennis | Novak Djokovic will not play the ATP Cup and is a doubt for the Australian Open

Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in men’s tennis who never confirmed if he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, will not play the ATP Cup in Sydney between January 1 and 9, and his presence in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the tournament, is in jeopardy. year to be played in Melbourne between January 17 and 30.

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Novak will not go to the ATP Cup by 99%. He is training here in Belgrade but decided to skip that tournament, “published the Serbian newspaper Blic, according to the AFP news agency.

Djokovic, 34 and nine times champion in Australia (the last three in a row), aimed for Melbourne to break the record of 20 Grand Slam titles that he shares with the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who did not specify if he will play the tournament, and Swiss Roger Federer, inactive due to injury until mid-2022.

In the event that “Nole” decides to play at Melbourne Park, he should confirm whether he is vaccinated, as the Grand Slam organization requires tennis players, their environment and other team members to be vaccinated, or else they will have to submit an exemption justifying it.

According to the newspaper Blic, Djokovic “will announce at the end of the year whether or not he will go to Australia”, in a decision that will affect his future since it is his favorite Grand Slam and he could win it and seize the record exclusively with 21 majors leaving behind Nadal and Federer.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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