The winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, Novak Djokovic, has had his most successful run at the Australian Open as far as majors are concerned. He has won the Australian Open eight times and will look to add to this number. Taking statistics into consideration, Novak would relish the opportunity of playing in Melbourne.
The effects of the COVID-19 still loom large. In recent months, there have been sporting events which have resumed. The environment is not the same as one is used to. The Australian Open looks set to take place at the beginning of next year. Tennis Australia and the Victorian Government are working to the best of their abilities in ensuring another great event.
Speaking on this issue, Novak said, “I’m very pleased with the way Craig Tiley and the other staff from Tennis Australia have been trying to fight for us as best conditions as is possible for the players. But it’s also not in their hands obviously, the government of Australia decides and Victoria on the conditions and restrictions and so forth.”
Following protocol will be mandatory in Australia
People traveling across borders to different countries have been made to quarantine themselves, depending on the guidelines issued by that particular country. Players will have to follow the same when they get to Australia.
Speaking on this point, Djokovic said, “I hope that there’s going to be support and understanding from the Australian government for the players and for Tennis Australia. And they will allow players to compete in the second week of quarantine and hopefully, that’s going to help immensely with the calendar and everything and you won’t be then losing a week.”
Djokovic is currently in London aiming to finish the season on a winning note. After falling prey to Daniil Medvedev, the ‘Djoker’ needs to win the last group stage match against Alexander Zverev tomorrow.