Tennis Australia expecting Djokovic in Sydney

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Tennis Australia has rejected claims that Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the upcoming ATP Cup successful Sydney, saying they person not been informed of immoderate withdrawals by Serbian squad members.

Serbian paper Blic reported past week that Djokovic would propulsion retired of the ATP Cup, with the tourney scheduled to beryllium held from January 1-9 successful Sydney.

The work quoted a root adjacent to Djokovic's team, who said "It is 99 per cent definite that Novak won't spell to the ATP Cup".

According to The Age, Tennis Australia couldn't uncover erstwhile Djokovic would onshore successful Sydney but insisted that nary subordinate from Team Serbia had pulled retired of the tournament.

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"No withdrawals from Team Serbia," a TA spokesperson said.

Currently, Djokovic is scheduled to look satellite No.8 Casper Ruud connected January 1.

The 34-year-old's clouded availability for the ATP Cup lone makes his Australian Open information much complex.

The Australian Open isn't scheduled to commencement until January 17, but a Victorian state-enforced COVD-19 vaccine mandate has enactment unit connected the 20-time Grand Slam winner's availability, who to day has refused to uncover his vaccination status.

The satellite No.1 has stated connected aggregate occasions that his vaccination presumption is simply a "personal" matter.

Earlier this month, Djokovic's begetter dropped the biggest hint yet that the satellite No.1 hasn't had a COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking to Serbian TV, Srdjan Djokovic gave the content his lad wasn't vaccinated, and volition alternatively trust connected an exemption to question to Australia.

Novak Djokovic (Getty)

"They person to determine whether they volition fto Novak in," helium said.

"If they determine (not to fto him in), they person to basal down their decision.

"He has won the Australian Open 9 times, helium present wants to play - but they person to licence him to play.

"Novak volition bash what helium thinks is the champion for him, cipher volition enforce an sentiment connected him."

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