We are less than three weeks away from the commencement of The Australian Open, but tournament organisers are still in the dark on whether nine time champion and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic will grace the courts of Melbourne Park on January 17.
The latest reports out of Belgrade- the home of the Serb, have suggested that he has had a latest medical exemption rejected, and is therefore in major doubt to compete in the first major of the 2022 season.
Djokovic's vaccination status is unknown, and whenever asked if he will compete in Melbourne, he has given little away, regularly responding with "we'll wait and see."
The 34 year old withdrew from the upcoming ATP Cup, which kicks off on January 1, casting doubt over his participation in the AO.
Tournament organisers are now sweating, with ticket sales at a low, desperately hoping the Serb makes the trip down under.
In a major boost for the tournament, Rafael Nadal has confirmed he'll be arriving in Australia on Friday the 31st of December, just in time for the summer of tennis.