The mystery of Novak Djokovic’s possible presence in Australia deepened on Tuesday as the vaccine-hesitant Serb was named as a member of Serbia’s team for January’s ATP Finals in Sydney.

That might hint that the world No. 1 has bowed to the inevitable pressure and gotten vaccinated against COVID after months of stonewalling over his intentions concerning the controversial issue.

Or, the ATP might be just hoping that he comes around and decides to get vaccinated, the sanctioning body slyly lists Djokovic as “committed” to the event.

Australian government officials have said a full set of a COVID vaccine will be required to gain a visa to enter the country for next month’s summer of tennis.

Djokovic has refused to reveal his status and demurred again only a few days ago as Serbia crashed out of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.

The team event which serves as a red-hot rival to the Davis Cup is due to start on New Year’s Day, barely half a month after the end of the Davis Cup last weekend.won by Russia over Croatia.

The ATP is touting 18 of the ranking Top 20 in the tournament field which precedes the January 17 start of the Australian Open in Melbourne.


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