Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players in the world. The Australian Open would not be the same without the Serbian star. Djokovic’s status for the tournament was in limbo due to Australian COVID vaccine mandates. The situation has now been resolved.

Djokovic claimed since he contracted the virus in December that natural immunity should be enough to allow his entrance down under. The Australian government disagreed vehemently. Even the Prime Minister got involved in trying to bar Novak from playing.

The entire saga has now officially come to an end. A court has ordered that Novak Djokovic will be allowed to enter the country and compete in the Australian Open. CNN reported the news this morning. Djokovic celebrated the decision on Twitter.

“I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.

For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong”

Novak Djokovic was being held in an Australian hotel for quarantine while the investigation was ongoing. It now appears Novak will be able to compete in the prestigious tournament. Djokovic is just happy to be able to play tennis after making such a long trip.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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