djokovic positive about australian visa ban lift
Novak Djokovic the former world no.1 is positive that he'll hear soon, if the three-year visa ban will be set aside by the Australian government or not.
He is hopeful of playing the next Australian Open in January if the three-year ban is levied on him is waived.
Djokovic was deported from Australia due to his opposition to the Covid19 vaccination. Australian government felt it threatened the stability of the country.
His exact words spoken to Serbia's Sportal in an interview, "When it comes to Australia, there are some positive signs but, unoffcially."
He further added, "We are communicating through my laywers in Australia. In fact, they are communicating with the authorities in charge of my case."
He further said that he is hopeful to have an answer in next few weeks irrespective of whether it's positive or negative but he, is strongly hoping for a positive answer.
On the other hand, Australia's Home Affairs ministry has always insisted on not commenting to individual cases as per their policy.
Djokovic is still unvaccinated but, Australia has put down the rule that required international travellers to declare their COVID vaccination status in July.
Austrialian Open Tournament Director, Craig Tiley said that Tennis Australia is unable to influence the decision, but Djokovic is welcome to play if he gets Australian Visa.
Finally in the words of the 21 times Grand Slam winner, "I really want to go there, I'm over what happened this year and I just want to play tennis, it is what I do best."
"Australia has always been the place where I have played my best tennis, the results speak for themselves, so I am always extra motivated to go there."