Novak Djkovic still does not know if he will be able to play the Australian Open

Novak Djkovic’s fate is yet to be defined and it is unknown whether he will be able to pursue his 21st title at the Australian Open.

The matter would go back to court and resolution could take time, giving Djokovic the opportunity to play the Open.

Legal, political, sporting and diplomatic considerations stand in the way of Novak’s fate.

The Serbian was provisionally included among those registered, but the saga around his visa and his refusal to be vaccinated has not ended.

His immediate future is in the hands of Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke, who will decide whether to overturn a judge’s order that allowed the tennis player to stay in the country or to deport him.

Australia requires a COVID-19 vaccine from all foreigners to enter the country. What is being decided is whether Djokovic had a valid exemption.

His lawyers say that since he caught COVID-19 in December, he can enter Australia.

The Australian Tennis Association complained that regulations are unclear and constantly changing.

The government is analyzing the original decision to give the tennis player a visa. It will also take into account the fact that Djokovic’s application contained errors.

Djokovic admitted on social media on Wednesday that he wrongly said he had not traveled anywhere in the 14 days prior to his arrival in Australia.

He attributed it to a “human error” of his collaborators and assured that it was not deliberate.

The tennis player’s lawyers will surely ask that the measure be suspended.

In case of winning it, he would only be at the top of the table of tennis players with the most grand slam titles.

He is currently tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, all with 20 titles.

His debut is scheduled for next week, against his compatriot Miomir Kexmanovic.

While the case is solved, Djokovic could be forced to remain in a detention center.

And if he were deported, he would not be able to apply for an Australian visa for three years. The Serbian is 34 years old, which means he may not have another chance to win the Australian Open.

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