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Will Novak Djokovic be allowed to participate in the 2023 Australian Open?

Monday, November 21, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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In an exciting news for fans, Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has been granted visa by the Australian government, allowing him to play the 2023 Australian Open. The decision comes after Australia’s Immigration minister Andrew Giles overturned Djokovic’s three-year visa ban.

The Tennis star was denied entry into Melbourne to defend his title at this year’s Australian Open owing to controversy surrounding his Covid-19 vaccination status. He was then handed a three-year ban on his visa as well.

Djokovic had recently informed reporters that his lawyers were waiting to hear from the Australian government. In response to the government’s decision, Djokovic said, “I was very happy to receive the news yesterday. It was a relief, obviously, knowing what I and the people closest to me in my life have been through this year with what happened in Australia and post-Australia.”

Reacting to the news, Djokovic’s rival and Tennis legend Rafael Nadal said, “I always said the same: tennis is better when the best players are on the court. Roger (Federer) is not playing anymore. I missed a lot of Grand Slams for injuries. Last year Novak was not able to play there. That is (the) past. What is next is Novak will be able to play again. That’s the best news possible, especially knowing that now the virus is more under control – seems – around the world. So why not? Happy for him. Happy for the tournament. Happy for the fans. That’s it.”

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