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Australian Open 2023, Novak Djokovic, back in country, deported, covid stance, vaccination, interview

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley has said Novak Djokovic is “concerned” how the Australian crowd will react to him, one year on from being detained and deported from the country.

Djokovic was booted out of the country ahead of the 2022 Australian Open over his decision to forgo vaccination against Covid-19.

While Australia’s border laws have since changed and allowed Djokovic to return to the country, Tiley told Channel Nine the former world number one was unsure how the crowd would receive his bid for a 10th Australian Open title.

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“We have spoken about (a possible negative crowd reaction) and he, as any athlete, would be would be concerned about it,” Tiley said.

“But it’s one…

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