Tennis Update: Novak Djokovic Questionable For The Australian Open
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
The New Year has brought great news to the tennis world with the Australian Open in full swing. The online tennis betting picks are updated and bettors are placing their best bets on their favorite players. On the other hand, Novak Djokovic created a new record and won nine Australian Open titles. However, there has been a new offer from the Australian Open chief on Djokovic’s Grand Slam this month. Djokovic has been the favorite to win the title at Melbourne later this month, but he should be able to make it to the Grand Slam.
There has been uncertainty over Djokovic and his vaccination status. Djokovic has been in the news for a long time now since he is yet to disclose his vaccination status. Without vaccination, the chances of Djokovic playing for the Australian Open are rather slim. The Australian Open chief Craig Tiley made a statement saying that things will become clearer whether Djokovic will play or not in the next few days.
The Serbian professional has been excellent in his performance, but he has refused to talk about his vaccination status. With only two weeks left to play, the Australian Open panel will soon need to make a decision. The CEO stated that they will get a clear picture as players travel for the tournament. Everyone needs to follow the protocols for the Australian Open for safety purposes. On the other hand, there are detailed plans for those who seek medical exemption. Novak Djokovic will need to apply for this due to his unvaccinated status.
The Battle With Federer and Rafael Nadal
A tough battle continues between Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. All three are sitting in a tight spot for the 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Some of the top bettors predict Djokovic to win but his toughest opponent is Federer. While Nadal is an equally tough opponent, Federer is expected to make Djokovic’s progress hard. According to reports, Djokovic must produce information about his vaccination status in order to compete.
There is a high possibility for Djokovic to be denied a medical exemption due to his unvaccinated status. As per the rules, every player must be vaccinated to play in the tournament. Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final to get a perfect start to the season. The 34-year-old player dropped his final in the US Open against Medvedev but was successful at the French Open and Wimbledon.
Nadal Wins Men’s Doubles
Rafael Nadal is back with a bang after winning a men’s double with his teammate Jaume Munar at the Melbourne Summer Set. Nadal and Munar went 6-3, 3-6, and 10-4 in their success against Sebastian Baez and Tomas Martin Etcheverry from Argentina. Nadal will not take on Marcos Giron or Ricardas Berankis in the 2022 ATP Tour singles campaign. Placing a bet on tennis has never been easier with all the odds and betting trends available online.