Begin typing your search above and press return to search.


Granted COVID-19 "exemption", Novak Djokovic to defend Australian Open title

Despite not revealing his vaccination status, 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is heading Down Under to play the Australian Open.

Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic (Source: Eurosports)

Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic (Source: Eurosports)



Updated: 4 Jan 2022 12:20 PM GMT

Novak Djokovic looks to be heading to the Australian Open. The top-ranked Djokovic said in a post on Instagram on Tuesday he has got "an exemption permission" to travel to Australia.

Djokovic has continually refused to reveal if he is vaccinated against the coronavirus, a requirement to play in Melbourne.

If he plays at the year's first major, he will seek a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title. He is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20.

More updates to follow...

Next Story