The world number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic made his debut in the 2022 season with a win. In his first match since relegation to Australia, the Serbian calmly defeated Italian Lorenzo Musetti by 2 sets to 0 (6/3 and 6/3). Dubai Open.
Joko, who was embroiled in controversy due to the lack of a vaccine for Kovid-19, had no problem against number 58 in the world rankings. The Serbian needed just over an hour to defeat Musetti and reach the Round of 16, where he would face either Karen Khachanov (RUS) or Alex de Minaur (AUS).
Djokovic’s season debut will be at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. However, after a protracted legal battle, the Serbs were deported for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. In a recent interview, the number one in the world showed himself ready to face similar situations.
Jocko denied being “anti-vaccine”, but made it clear he would skip competitions where vaccination is mandatory. For Serbs, it is a matter of free will. Recently, the tennis player got the support of Milan player Zlatan Ibrahomivic.
Apart from the Dubai Open, Djokovic is also expected to participate in the Italian Open, which will take place in Rome between May 2 and 15. Italian Sports Minister Valentina Vezzali announced that she would be able to take part in the competition.