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Novak Djokovic Back In Australia A Year After Being Deported

Nearly a year after being expelled for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, former world number one Novak Djokovic returned to Australia on Tuesday, according to tennis officials. The nine-time Australian Open winner was initially barred from entering the nation for three years. As he lost a crucial legal dispute in January on his vaccination status. Since then, Australia has removed the demand that tourists provide proof of Covid immunisation. In November, the administration declared that the unvaccinated Serb was no longer prohibited. Moreover, he had been given a visa. Which enable him to compete in the first Grand Slam of the year, which begins next month.

Craig Tiley, the CEO of Tennis Australia, expressed his optimism that local supporters would welcome Djokovic back. He told reporters, “We welcome him back to Australia.

“I think as we speak he’s landing in Adelaide and I think that he is going to be again the player to beat. I have a great deal of confidence in the Australian public. I have a lot of confidence that the fans will react how we hope they will react.”

Djokovic’s arrival was confirmed by Tennis Australia. Novak Djokovic, who has won 21 Grand Slams. He has come under fire for his involvement in the saga. Which took place as anti-vaccination demonstrations rolled through major cities in Australia.

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Djokovic’s last year’s hazardous Australian trip

As a warm-up for the Open in Melbourne, he is set to compete in the Adelaide International, which will start on Sunday. After finishing 2022 with a record-tying sixth ATP Tour Finals victory, the world number five Novak Djokovic remarked in Dubai last week, “Over the years I’ve been incredibly lucky to start very strong in Australia and I love playing there.”

He was imprisoned for five days as he pursued an ultimately unsuccessful court appeal after Australian border officials determined that he did not match the criteria to be exempt from strict vaccination requirements.

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Abhijeet Chatterjee
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