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Novak Djokovic can play at Australian Open after three-year ban is revoked

northovak Djokovic has a reason to smile beyond his Masters Cup victory over Stefanos Tsitsipassince now you can also play the Australian Open 2023.

That was after the local government lifted the three-year ban he had been under after he was deported last January.

Tennis Australia vows to stay out of Djokovic’s Aus Open visa application

According to The Guardian, Australia’s current immigration minister, andres gileswill grant the tennis star a visa to enter the country, something he was previously denied due to his refusal to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the Australian authorities chose to make an example of him.

Djokovic he lost his case in federal court after winning the first instance. In the end, the opinion of the former immigration minister Alex Hawke it turned out to be decisive.

Why was Djokovic’s Australia ban overturned?

The change of government in Australia was one of the keys to the success of the Balkan tennis player’s lawyers.

Djokovic will be eligible to challenge for his tenth title at Melbourne Park, which will take place between Jumar 16 and January 30, 2023.

At 35, he remains the only top-100 player not vaccinated, although the relaxation of Australia’s ranking rules will allow him to compete at the Australian Open.

It should be remembered that the Serbian has missed six of the most important tournaments on the calendar this season: including the Australian Open, the United States Open and the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati.

Djokovic’s pre-season in Marbella

Djokovic he also plans to spend his pre-season in Marbella in December before traveling to Dubai to play in the new Tennis League from December 19-24.

The tennis player has not signed up for the first edition of the United Cup.

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