The legendary Australian tennis player Todd Woodbridge has voiced his opinion on Novak Djokovic‘s participation at the 2023 Australian Open. There are still questions about the champion Serb’s participation, but this situation should change in the upcoming weeks.
By Woodbridge: “It’s crucial to keep personal preferences out of this situation. Whether or whether you like Novak Djokovic as a player is irrelevant. Only the rules governing foreigners’ admission into Australia should be mentioned.
Keep in mind that all the restrictions that caused Nole issues in January 2022 were amended soon after the Australian Open. There are no longer any restrictions associated to Covid -19, thus the situation is completely different than it was nine months ago.”
Mischa Zverev lauded the Serbian in the interim: “I consider him to be really powerful. Despite not playing for almost three months, he was nevertheless able to win two consecutive events by playing excellent tennis. Although it is clear that he was not injured, it is nevertheless difficult.
Immediately restore the appropriate confidence. I have no doubt that he will perform at a higher level in the upcoming competitions.”
Will Novak Djokovic participate in the 2023 Australian Open?
Novak Djokovic‘s decision to forego the Covid-19 vaccination has caused him a number of issues this year.
The former world number one’s reputation was severely damaged, and he was unable to compete in two major tournaments, the Australian Open and the US Open. The Serbian phenomenon was forced to forego the Masters 1000 US, Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal, and Cincinnati for the same reason.
The 35-year-old Belgrade native made up for the heartbreak he felt at Roland Garros by winning Wimbledon for the eighth time in his career. As a result, Nole has closed the gap between himself and Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings and equaled his idol Pete Sampras.
Then, Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé won the competitions in Tel Aviv and Astana, securing the ticket for the ATP Finals in Turin. Nole hopes to finish the year well as he awaits word on his ability to travel to Australia in January.