- Djokovic wasn’t allowed to defend his Australian Open title last January
- Djokovic can apply to new Immigration Minister Andrew Giles
- Australian Open had no plans to follow the lead of Wimbledon, which banned Russians and Belarusians
Novak Djokovic is welcome to play the 2023 edition of the Australia Open but only if the government allows him says tournament director Craig Tiley. Moreover, the Russian and Belarusian players can participate in the first Grand Slam of the year.
- What happened during the 2022 Australia Open?
The 21-time Grand Slam champion was deported because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19. He wasn’t allowed to defend his Australian Open title last January after a tumultuous 10-day legal saga that culminated with his visa being revoked on the eve of the tournament eventually won by Rafael Nadal.