Novak Djokovic inaugurated a tennis complex in the Visoko archaeological park on Wednesday. A place that is dear to him and where he regularly comes to recharge his batteries at the foot of the “Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun”. During this last visit, he took the opportunity to confirm that he hopes to be able to contest the US Open (August 29 to September 11).
“I am a professional tennis player and I want to be wherever I can play. Politics don’t interest me. I have my opinions and what I want is for everyone to have the freedom to choose what is best for them. I would like that, at least, my decision is respected. If I’m allowed, I’ll be in New York. Otherwise, it’s not the end of the world. » Still not vaccinated against Covid-19, Djokovic is not, for the moment, authorized to enter American territory. It remains to be seen whether health standards will have changed by the end of August.
“A lot of people still think I forced myself into Australia without permission, but that’s not true”
Expelled from Australia in January, Djokovic also returned to this episode. “This saga was obviously not pleasant to live. A lot of people still think that I forced myself into Australia without permission, but that’s not true and I’ve proven it in court. I will never go to a country which does not want me and which would not have given me its authorisation. And I do hope that I can come back in January. I love Australia and I want to go back there. And that’s where I had my best Grand Slam results. I hope I will be there. »
Djokovic’s expulsion last January was accompanied by a three-year ban on Australian soil. But quickly, elements had suggested that this ban could be lifted by the Australian government.