Official: There will be mandatory vaccination for the Australian Open


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Official: There will be mandatory vaccination for the Australian Open

They will be days of repercussion and debate in the world of tennis. The director of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, announced that players who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be able to play the tournament in 2022.

Craig Tiley, organizer of the Major Australian, confirmed on television in his country what had been speculating for months: Whoever wants to participate in the tournament must have the full doses against Covid-19. In addition, he said that the contest will be held with 100 percent capacity.

With this confirmation, it remains to be seen what decision those tennis players who chose not to get vaccinated will make. The most paradigmatic case, although it is not known for sure whether or not it is inoculated, is that of Novak Djokovic, world number one and nine-time Australian Open champion.

Tiley assured that both the American Serena Williams and the Japanese Naomi Osaka, two stars of the WTA, confirmed their presence for 2022 and said that “Novak knows that to play he must be inoculated.”

I wouldn’t want anyone to force me to get vaccinated so that I could travel freely. I don’t know if I’m going to Australia, I don’t know what’s going on. Currently, the situation is not good “cmonths ago he owned 20 Grand Slam titles and 86 ATP titles.

In more recent statements with Sport Blic, the Serbian assured that he was closely following the final position of the Australian Government and Tennis Australia and stated: “What I heard from my manager is that they are trying to improve conditions for everyone. who have been vaccinated as well as those who have not. “


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