Djokovic's Aus Open status in serious doubt

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Novak Djokovic's information astatine the upcoming Australian Open appears successful uncertainty aft the Serbian superstar pulled retired of the ATP Cup.

According to Serbian paper Blic, Djokovic has opted to skip the ATP Cup, which is scheduled to beryllium held from January 1-9 successful Sydney.

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"It is 99 per cent definite that Novak won't spell to the ATP Cup. He is grooming present (in Belgrade) but helium has decided to springiness that tourney a miss," a subordinate of his squad reportedly said.

The 34-year-old's withdrawal means his availability for the Australian Open is much complex.

Novak Djokovic (Getty)

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 34-year-old has stated connected aggregate occasions that his vaccination presumption is simply a "personal" matter.

Earlier this week, 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.

"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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