Under the expected conditions, 2022 Australian Open will now officially be played against unvaccinated players. It has been speculated for days that such a rule will be applied to players by the management and it has now been confirmed.
Australian Open CEO Craig Tiley first confirmed the decision in an interview with The Today Show Saturday morning from Melbourne.
A few days ago, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews had previously firmly confirmed that people who do not have a COVID-19 vaccine will not be able to enter the country. However, a different opinion was made when Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that unvaccinated competitors would be allowed into Australia provided they undergo a rigorous two-week quarantine. .
Now, however, Tiley has confirmed opposing that. “It was made clear a few weeks ago that Premier announced that to attend the Australian Open, coming to Victoria, you would need to be fully vaccinated. We immediately announced that to the playgroup,” Tiley said.
“It is a direction that you take [where] You can ensure everyone’s safety. All playgroups understand that. Our patrons will need to be vaccinated, all Australian Open staff will need to be vaccinated. When we’re in a situation where more than 90% of the population is fully immunized, it’s the right thing to do.”
Will Novak Djokovic defend his Australian Open title?
The big question after this news is whether the 9-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will come to Melbourne to defend his title or not. Djokovic has repeatedly asserted that taking a COVID vaccine should not be mandatory and should instead be a personal choice.
Host and journalist Jayne Azzopardi asked about Djokovic’s condition with Tiley to which he said, “We are expecting Novak to arrive. The good news is that most tennis players both male and female are fully vaccinated. Novak, as he said before, it’s a private matter for him. “
“He always said that the Australian Open was the event that brought the wind to his sails. I hope we get to see Novak. “
Yes, the ball is actually on Djokovic’s court. It would be interesting if he changed his stance on COVID vaccines just to play games Australian Open down.
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