According to his own statements, tournament director Craig Tiley is trying to enable Novak Djokovic (35) to participate in the Australian Open.
Warm welcome for Djokovic: Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley is leaving no stone unturned to welcome Novak Djokovic to the Australian Open, as reported by Tennisbuzz. Accordingly, Djokovic is “always welcome” at the Grand Slam in Australia.
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Three-year entry ban: A three-year entry ban for Djokovic in Australia stands in the way of this pious wish. The ban stems from his illegal entry last year to compete in the Australian Open.
Unclear vaccination status, hope for official exceptions: The reason for the difficulties at the time was ambiguity with regard to Djokovic’s vaccination status. This still does not seem to have been vaccinated against the corona virus, but probably gave incorrect information when entering the country last year. Tiley is now hoping for official clemency: “It’s up to others to decide. But there’s still a long way to go before the Australian Open next year.”