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“I’m Heading Down Under With Exemption Permission” – Novak Djokovic Confirms His Availability Ahead of the Australian Open



Novak Djokovic

Finally, there is some good news for all the Novak Djokovic fans. The Serbian player has finally informed us that he will be participating in the upcoming Australian Open. He has been the most successful player in the past on Australian soil. The Serb has won a total of 9 Australian Open titles. He is also the reigning defending champion in Australia. 

Earlier reports suggested that the Joker could not play in the Australian Open. It was made mandatory by the organizing authorities that in order for a player to take part in the tournament, he/she must have completed both doses of vaccination. 

Novak Djokovic refused to give a reply on his vaccination status saying that it is his personal matter and thus he would not want to disclose anything on this. Since then, it became a matter of discussion if the Serbian player will be able to take part in the tournament or not. 

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic confirms participation

Recently, Novak Djokovic posted on Instagram and Twitter where he confirmed that he will be playing in the Australian Open. He also mentioned that he has been granted a medical exemption to play in the tournament.

Earlier, tournament Cheif Craig Tiley also said that within the upcoming week, it will be confirmed if Novak Djokovic will be playing in the tournament or not. “Happy New Year, everybody! Wishing you all health, love, and happiness in every present moment, and may you feel love and respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet.” said the Joker.


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“I’ve spent fantastic quality time with my loved ones over the break and today I’m heading Down Under with exemption permission. Let’s go 2022!!” This thus ensures everyone of Novak’s participation in the upcoming tournament. 


This will now present him with a brilliant opportunity to be a step ahead of his arch-rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. All three players are tied at 20 grand slams each. Should Novak win this tournament, he will be the first player to win 21 grand slams. Also, considering the form that he is in, he is the most favorable player to lay his hands on the Australian Open title.