Novak Djokovic has arrived in Australia almost a year after he was deported over his stance against COVID-19 vaccination, Tennis Australia confirmed Wednesday.
Djokovic will open his 2023 campaign in Adelaide as he prepares for a shot at a 10th Australian Open title.
The 21-time major winner has been granted a visa by the Australian government and is listed to play at the Adelaide International, which starts Sunday.
The 35-year-old Serb arrived in Adelaide on Tuesday night, the governing body confirmed.
The Australian Open runs from January 16-29 in Melbourne.
Djokovic has won the Australian Open a record nine times, including the last three times he played. Rafael Nadal won the 2022 title in Djokovic’s absence.
Questions remain around how Djokovic will be received by Australian fans this year. Tiley told reporters Tuesday he believed Djokovic will be well-received.