Novak Djokovic has faced a difficult road to Australia. The tennis star was initially not going to be allowed to enter the country due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19. Novak eventually won a court order that allowed him to remain and compete in the upcoming Australian Open.

The Open is one of tennis’ most prestigious tournaments. Djokovic was one judge’s decision away from being unable to compete. Now Novak has shifted his focus back to tennis.

Novak Djokovic was spotted practicing at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. TMZ reported that he spent quite a while working on his game. The Open itself is a mere six days away.

Djokovic had been held in a quarantine hotel room while Australian authorities sorted through the mess. Novak remained there for several days. Djokovic ultimately won his appeal for a vaccine exemption.

The phenom looked great on the court as he went through various exercises and drills. There are still some who would like to revisit the visa situation. Djokovic can only concentrate on his game.

Novak Djokovic is a record nine-time Australian Open champion. The Serbian is looking to defend his legacy and his reputation now that he is welcome on Australian soil. As long as the government doesn’t change their mind, Novak will take the court in just under one week with a goal bring home a tenth title.

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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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