Djokovic Unsure About Australian Open As Officials Hold Firm On Vaccine Rules
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Tue 19th October 2021 | 03:00 PM
Melbourne, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Oct, 2021 ) :Unvaccinated tennis stars are unlikely to get visas to play in the Australian Open, a local official warned Tuesday, with defending champion Novak Djokovic raising doubts about his own participation in the upcoming tournament.
"The virus doesn't care what your tennis ranking is or how many Grand Slams you've won," he added.
"And if they did get a visa they would probably have to quarantine for a couple of weeks, when no other players have to." Andrew's comments came as Djokovic told a Serbia media outlet that he was unsure if he was planning to compete in the Australian Open.
"I don't know if I'm going to go to Australia. I don't know what's going on. The situation right now is not good," Djokovic told the Serbian daily Blic in an interview printed Tuesday.
"It's a private matter," said Djokovic in the interview with Blic. "Too many people today give themselves the freedom to ask questions and judge people (...) whatever you answer it can be misinterpreted." "Of course I want to participate, Australia is the Grand Slam where I had the most success," added the defending champion and nine-time winner in Melbourne.
Victoria's state premier also indicated that anyone hoping to attend Formula One's Australian Grand Prix would have to be vaccinated.
"The Grand Prix is in April, I don't think there is going to be crowds for the Grand Prix made up of people who have not been double-dosed," Andrews said.