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We’ll see what future holds: Novak Djokovic keeps fans guessing about Australia Open participation

Novak Djokovic ended his rollercoaster season with a Davis Cup defeat on Friday and then promised to make a decision on his Australian Open participation “very soon”.

The world number one, who captured three of the season’s four Grand Slams in 2021 to take him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20, is still a doubt for January’s Australian Open after organisers insisted only fully-vaccinated players will be allowed into the country.

The 34-year-old has refused to say whether or not he has been vaccinated against coronavirus.

“I understand you want answers on where and how I am going to start the new season, but we’ll see what the future holds,” said Djokovic, a record nine-time champion in Melbourne.

“I can’t give you a date, but obviously the Australian Open is coming soon, so you will know very soon.”

He added: “I will try to use the next few days to recover, rest and forget about tennis. I am really tired from this season and all this year.”

Djokovic’s dream of adding a second Davis Cup to his 20 Grand Slam titles was shattered when Serbia were defeated by Croatia in the semi-finals in Madrid on Friday.

Djokovic and partner Filip Krajinovic lost 7-5, 6-1 to top-ranked Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic,…

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