21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia created headlines this year when he got barred from competing in the 2023 Australian Open for being non-vaccinated for COVID.
After undergoing a legal battle for nearly a week, he was deported and was handed a three-year ban from entering the country.
As a result, he was barred from competing in tournaments across other parts of the world, including the ongoing US Open.
However, it seems like he will be able to compete in Australia next year, with the vaccination laws in the nation being tipped to change.
As per reports, following the Federal Election and a new government in power since May this year, Andrew Giles has reportedly chosen to overturn Djokovic's ban if the Serbian decides to appeal against.
After missing out on AO, Djokovic played the French Open and Wimbledon this year, winning the latter.