Djokovic was appointed the first seed at the Australian Open
The organizers of the Australian Open announced today that the best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, will be the first winner at that Grand Slam tournament, which starts next Monday.

Djokovic arrived in Melbourne in the middle of last week after receiving a medical exemption from vaccination against the coronavirus, and his visa was revoked immediately upon arrival, after which he was accommodated in a hotel, which serves as a reception center for migrants.

The federal court in Melbourne then passed a verdict on Monday, which annulled the decision of the Government of Australia on the abolition of visas, and Djokovic went to training at Rod Laver Arena immediately after his release.

However, the Serbian tennis player could be deported in the coming days, if such a decision is made by the Minister of Immigration there.

Djokovic has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career so far, the same number as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, so with his 10th title in Melbourne, he could become the most successful tennis player in terms of the number of titles in the biggest tournaments.

The second seed is Russian Danil Medvedev, who beat Djokovic last year in the US Open final, third is German tennis player Alexander Zverev, followed by Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, Russian Andrei Rublev and Nadal.

Australian Ashley Barty is the first tennis player in the world to be confirmed as the first holder of the Australian Open.

She has won two Grand Slam titles so far, in 2019 at Roland Garros, while last year she won Wimbledon.

The second holder of the women’s part of the tournament is the Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, the third is the Spanish Garbine Muguruza, and in the first five are the Czech Barbora Krejčikova and the Greek Maria Sakari.

The Australian Open is held from 17 to 30 January.

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