Novak Djokovic has won a record nine titles at the Australian Open, but after he was deported prior to the competition in 2022 due to his COVID-19 vaccination status, he became a contentious subject of discussion. The Serbian star is back for the competition this year, and the event planners are making sure attendees treat him with respect.
According to Craig Tiley, director of the Australian Open competition, “if they interfere with anyone else’s enjoyment—boom, they are out.” “We don’t want them on the property. If they don’t go, we’ll eject them.”
No significant problems have been reported thus far. Djokovic played in Adelaide International earlier this month as practice for the Australian Open and was well-received by the crowd.
Djokovic was initially handed a three-year suspension, but the Australian government ultimately overturned the judgment, and he was given his visa in time for this year’s tournament.
Due to his return to Melbourne Park, the Australian Open will be particularly memorable, and Djokovic will have the chance to tie Rafael Nadal for most Grand Slam victories. With a record 22 Grand Slam victories, Nadal, the champion of this year’s competition, leads Djokovic by just one.
Given that they are on opposing sides of the bracket, there is a chance that the two superstars will face off in the final. After Carlos Alcaraz withdrew due to injury, Nadal entered as the No. 2 seed with the No. 1 ranking. Djokovic, who is now ranked No. 5 in the world, was granted the No. 4 seed.
On Monday, January 16, 2023, the Australian Open is scheduled to begin. For all the information you require regarding the competition, including how to watch, seeding, and important matches,