Djoković surrounded by health care. There is information about the Australian Open

On Friday, Djoković ended the 2021 season with a semi-final for the national team in the semi-final of the Davis Cup. Serbia was beaten by Croatia 1: 2, and Novak won his single with Marin Cilic, but together with Filip Krajinovic he lost in doubles to the great pair Nikola Mektić, Mate Pavić. And there are many indications that the next games may also start with a performance for the national team. This time, however, from January 1 in the ATP Cup in Sydney. And that would mean that he will most likely also play at the Australian Open.

Nole did not have an off-season rest this year. Immediately after returning to Madrid, he appeared at the Serbian Institute of Sports Medicine. His visit was conducted in a friendly atmosphere, as evidenced by the photos of the tennis player with the medical staff of the facility. It is known that his countrymen greatly appreciate and respect their greatest athlete.

It is not known exactly for what purpose the master appeared at the institute. There were no pictures of his exercise tests or other activities. Theoretically, he was also there after December 6, the date when the vaccination confirmation could be sent to Australia. There are many indications, however, that Novak has them, or he could have found another gate that will allow him to perform in Melbourne and fight for the 21st Grand Slam title, which means that he now bears his record together with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

If Djokovic were to be quarantined before ATP in Sydney, he would have to land in Australia around December 16. Even if he decided on such a variant, later it would not give him the confidence to start in Melbourne. It is a different state, and even taking into account that the New South Wales government would approve the game without vaccination, the same could not be allowed (and has already been announced by Victoria’s Prime Minister Dan Andrews). And for the very start in Sydney, Djoković probably wouldn’t be flying to the other end of the world.

On the other hand, recently his father Srdjan doubted his son’s start. So there are arguments in this situation that suggest Novak will perform, as well as arguments that suggest something completely different. So that he will play and that he cannot play.

But there was another new element to this game on Wednesday. Well, the Australian media speculate that Djoković may appear in the Antipodes on the basis of a medical certificate that allows him to enter without vaccination. Victoria’s Deputy Prime Minister, James Merlino, stated that it was not designed for tennis players, but for people who have contraindications for taking the vaccine. And that all participants of the Australian Open will have to be vaccinated. However, there were suggestions that Tennis Australia would try to use this gap to make the Balkan champion appear in the tournament. We’ll see if that happens. The case is definitely developmental. The whole world will be watching how it ends. Tennis fans cheer for the leader of the ATP ranking to play in the slam in Melbourne. An event without the defending Serb title would certainly be incomplete …

Novak Djoković visited the Serbian Institute of Sports Medicine

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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