Djokovic in Open draw despite visa limbo

Despite his visa being in limbo due to his vaccination status, Nova Djokovic was still included in the Australian Open draw. It's still unclear if he is allowed to play or even stay in Australia.



January 13, 2022 - 9:35 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic now knows he’ll face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of his Australian Open title defense, if he’s allowed to play.

Djokovic’s visa status dominated attention until the moment the draw was conducted Thursday, after a postponement of 75 minutes, to determine the brackets for the men’s and women’s singles draws at the first major tennis tournament of 2022.

He was still in limbo after it.

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