Novak Djokovic now has a great chance as he is defending champion and in Melbourne he has the chance to win his 10th Australian Open tournament. In addition to this, in case of victory, he has the possibility of detaching in the Slam issue Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, his eternal rivals di lui and also members of the now very famous Big Three, those who are part of the history of this sport.
In case of victory Nole will in fact reach 21 Grand Slam tournaments and could be considered in every sense the most successful tennis player ever. After this surprise arrival, another reason to follow the Serbian champion with curiosity.
In the last few hours, the most discussed topic in the world of tennis is undoubtedly the choice to involve the number one in the world and reigning champion of the tournament Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2022. Both the Serbian champion and the Australian Open board have received a lot of criticism in this regard after this decision.
However, as we later saw, upon arriving at the airport, Novak was blocked due to a problem with his Visa, and therefore the Serb was not allowed to enter the country. Now Djokovic has appealed, the final outcome of the affair is awaited.
The Serb tennis player who has always been reluctant towards the vaccine was chosen by Tennis Australia thanks to a vaccination exemption due to alleged problems of the Serbian champion. Given the words of Nole in the past and his repeated statements against the vaccine, many seem perplexed about this announcement and there are those who want more guarantees.
Many insiders, but also political journalists and life style experts, have expressed their opinion on this situation. Director of Italian TG LA7, Enrico Mentana, said: “We want to say clearly that the world of sport should block Nole Djokovic’s registration in the Australian Open. and of consistency against the pandemic, after such a sensational and unjustifiable exception? “
American player Tennys Sandgren, also a no-vax, tweeted: “I hope Novak wins the tournament.” UK player Jamie Murray said: “I don’t really know what to say about it. I think if I hadn’t been vaccinated, I wouldn’t have been exempt. But congratulations on being allowed to come to Australia and play.”
Italian Milena Gabanelli from Corriere della Sera added: “Djokovic’s admission to the Australian open does more damage than all the no vax events… Pecunia non olet!”
In short, this decision has received a lot of criticism both for Nole and for the board of the Australian Open: a choice that has divided and contrasted insiders, fans and media.