After Atp Finals and Davis Cup Finals orphans of Federer and Nadal, perhaps we will also have an Australian Open without Novak Djokovic. Who in addition to being the number 1 in the world is also the tennis player in history who has won the Australian Grand Slam several times, nine times.
«Obviously Novak would like to participate with all his heart – explained father Srdjan, not new to very explicit releases -. Because he is a sportsman and because in Melbourne there is a strong community of Sebri emigrants. But I don’t know if that will happen. Probably not, in these conditions, with these blackmails and with these procedures ». Djokovic senior is angry with the very strict rules decided by the Australian government in terms of anti-Covid security, and which the tournament obviously cannot override.
Craig Tiley, director of Tennis Australia has long ago made it known that all tennis players who want to participate in the Australian Open will have to be vaccinated, or alternatively they will have to undergo a quarantine that will also prevent them from leaving the hotel to train. “We want Novak to be here for the tournament,” Tiley reiterated, and he knows he has to get vaccinated. But he told us that he considers the matter a private matter. “