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The Ball - "I Couldn't Receive Better News" (Tennis)

The Ball – “I Couldn’t Receive Better News” (Tennis)

The decision of the Australian authorities, this Wednesday, to cancel the ban imposed on entering the country for a period of three years, by decree in January, Novak Djokovic – he was detained for a week in an immigration center, before being deported to Serbia, due to problems with the same bureaucratic procedure, and the failure to vaccinate against Covid- 19, a requirement demanded by the Oceania country and the then Canberra government – the 35-year-old Serbian tennis player welcomed with relief.

“I am very happy with this decision. Yes, I confirm that they changed the decision. I could not have received better news, ”Djokovic told reporters in Turin (Italy), on the sidelines of the ATP finals – where he has already reached the semi-finals -“ Knoll ”, Who has competed in 21 Grand Slam tournaments in his career, won the Australian Open most accurately: nine (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021).In 2023, he could experience his victory Tenth in Melbourne.

“It was a relief, especially after what me and my closest friends have been through this year. [2022] And what happened in Australia. The Australian Open is the most successful of all the Grand Slam tournaments, yes, and there are some of my fondest memories. Of course I want to go back there in 2023 and play tennis, which is the best thing I have ever done in my life, and enjoy a beautiful Australian summer,” the former world number one (now eighth in the rankings) said on the BBC.