Novak Djokovic ATP Cup 2021

Novak Djokovic still playing ATP Cup according to officials

World no.1 Novak Djokovic has not already withdrawn from the Serbian ATP Cup team as previously claimed

Novak Djokovic is still entered as part of the Serbian team to play ion the ATP Cup in Australia starting in just a few days time, raising the likelihood that he will also play in the Australian Open.

The statement from Tennis Australia, the organising body for tennis in Australia, says that there have been no withdrawals from Team Serbia

This will only add to the discussion over the Serbs vaccination status and his participation at the first Grand slam of 2022, the Australian Open. So far Djokovic has refused to deny or confirm that he is yet to be vaccinated against COVID 19, which is a stipulation of any player wanting to compete in Sydney.

The Australian Open director Craig Tiley has been very clear in his communication over what Djokovic must prove to be able to play, saying: “if any player, fan [or] workforce is on site here, you’re either vaccinated or you have a medical exemption that’s approved and you’re on the Australian Immunisation Register. That provides us with safety and an extra level of comfort on site. If Novak shows up at the Australian Open, he’ll either be vaccinated or he’ll have a medical exemption.”

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