Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the ATP Cup in Sydney, coordinators said on Wednesday, elevating questions about his immunization status and regardless of whether he will guard his Australian Open title.
“World No.1 Novak Djokovic has removed from the 2022 ATP Cup. Group Serbia will currently be driven by world No.33 Dusan Lajovic,” coordinators said in an assertion in front of Saturday’s beginning to the competition.
There has been extraordinary theory regarding whether 34-year-old Djokovic will venture out to Australia, having wouldn’t affirm in the event that he has been vaccinated against the Covid.
The nine-time Australian Open boss could win a record 21st Grand Slam title assuming that he plays at Melbourne Park one month from now, yet to enter Australia he and individuals from his company must be immunized.
He has recently communicated his resistance to the antibody and his dad Srdjan said in late November that Djokovic would presumably not play the primary Grand Slam of the year, blaming the coordinators for “coercion”.
Tennis Australia has coordinated sanction trips to bring global stars into Melbourne and Sydney for warm-up competitions.
Guarding ladies’ Australian Open top dog Naomi Osaka was among those to land on Tuesday, however Djokovic was not ready. Players can likewise pick to fly business.
The Australian Open is because of start on January 17.