The 35-year-old would need a change of heart from the new Labor government to allow him back in for next year’s Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic (left) defeated Nick Kyrgios in the 2022 Wimbledon men’s final. Source: AAP, Press Association / Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA
Australian Open boss Craig Tiley told the Nine Network’s Today program on Tuesday that he had spoken to Djokovic’s team and they were “very keen” to see him make a 2023 return, but it wasn’t their call to make.
“This centre court and this tournament still has the most special place in my heart because it has always been my childhood dream tournament.”
“I don’t feel I’m in a rush, really, anywhere to end my career in a year or two year’s time – or whatever it is.”