Australian Open 2022 Announces Exciting News For Fans

Published 11/18/2021, 3:59 AM EST
A general view inside Rod Laver Arena at sunset during the Men’s Singles Final match betwen Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 14 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


As the year 2021 is coming to an end, there’s a wave of excitement going around for the much-awaited Australian Open 2022. Many big names have already announced their participation at the ‘Happy Slam’. Just ahead of the tournament, the authorities have released some positive news on the crowd capacity at Melbourne Park.

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Victoria is on the verge of completing a 90% vaccination drive for people aged over 12. Following this, the officials from Cricket Australia and the Australian Open have decided to allow full capacity crowds at the boxing day test match in December, and then at the Australian Open in January 2022. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are currently the defending champions.

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Australian Open to allow full crowd capacity

The Australian Open 2022 will be taking place from 17th January to 30th January at Melbourne Park. With the situation easing down, the Australian government has decided to permit a full capacity crowd for outdoor sporting events. 30,000 fans will be allowed at indoor sports events.

The giant Australian Open logo is seen full of tennis balls ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Owing to this news, the Australian Open 2022 will now witness a full crowd capacity in January. Moreover, the mega Boxing Day test will also be allowing over 90,000 fans inside MCG. “ Because 90% of Victorians have gone and gotten vaccinated, so many of these rules almost all of them can fall away,said Daniel Andrew, Australian Politician.

Receiving this news, tennis fans across the Nation have started to show some extra excitement for the Australian Open 2022.

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Novak Djokovic is still uncertain about his participation at the ‘Happy Slam’

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The World No. 1, Novak Djokovic is yet to confirm his participation at the Australian Open 2022. Djokovic had an incredible 2021 season after triumphing at three out of four Grand Slam titles.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Moreover, the Serb has won 9 Australian Open titles in his professional career. Remarkably, he is currently tied at 20 Grand Slam titles with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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While the tournament inching closer, Djokovic still hasn’t revealed any status on coming to Melbourne Park. What do you think? Will Novak Djokovic play at the ‘Happy Slam’ in 2022?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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