Tennis World number one has stated that he believes the new government will enable him to play in the Australian Open despite being deported last year.
At the beginning of the 2022 Grand Slam tournament, Djokovic was shockingly kicked out of Australia due to his vaccination status, prompting concerns over his visa status.
He insists he holds no grudges against Australia.
“Look, you know, it was what it was. If I have an opportunity to go back to Australia and play a place where I made the biggest success in my career in grand slams, I would love to come back. Let’s see how it goes,” Djokovic said.
Due to the cancelation of his visa, the tennis star is not permitted to obtain another one for three years unless he shows compelling reasons to be given another chance.
When asked about the new Labor Government, Djokovic said, “in terms of the government (change), yes, I heard the news”.
Following his third-round beating of Aljaz Bedene at the French Open, Djokovic acknowledged the change in government but said he wasn’t sure whether it meant he’d be able to play in the next year’s Australian Open.
“But I don’t know anything about whether my visa is going to be reinstated or whether I’m going to be allowed to come back to Australia.
“I would like to. I would like to go there and play the Australian Open.”