Tennis star Novak Djokovic visited the Serbia pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai on Thursday ahead of his return to action in the Emirate next week at the ATP 500 Dubai Tennis Championships.
This will be the Serb's first tournament appearance since he was deported from Australia over his Covid-19 vaccination status ahead of the Australian Open.
The 34-year-old, who is unvaccinated, was deported after an 11-day rollercoaster involving two visa cancellations, two court challenges and five nights in two stints at an immigration detention hotel where asylum seekers are held.
Organizers of the Dubai Tennis Championships said last month the Serb was entered for the tournament, which is scheduled to start on Feb. 21.
Djokovic signed the honor book as he visited the Serbia pavilion at Expo 2020 for the presentation of the Novak Djokovic Foundation.