Djokovic has since been fighting to overturn the decision so that he can fly Down Under for the 2023 season, and earlier this week, the Serb was served with the delightful news of his visa van getting overturned. On Thursday, Rafael Nadal opened up on the decision.
Djokovic was denied the opportunity to defend his title in Melbourne earlier this year as he was deported from Australia owing to his Covid vaccination status. He was subsequently handed a three year ban on his visa as well.
Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia last January after a 10-day legal saga that culminated with his visa being revoked; he originally was granted an exemption to strict vaccination rules by two medical panels and Tennis Australia in order to play in the Australian Open.