Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic 'probably' won't play due to COVID-19 vaccination protocol, father says

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It’s most likely that Novak Djokovic will not protect his Australian Open crown. Any gamer who prepares to contend in the 2022 Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 17, should be immunized versus COVID-19. Due to those procedures, Novak Djokovic’s daddy Srdjan Djokovic states his boy will most likely not participate in the competition.

Srdjan Djokovic spoke with Serb television about the upcoming occasion, recommending that unless vaccine constraints alter, he does not see his boy playing.

“Under these blackmails and conditions, he probably won’t [play]. I wouldn’t do that. And he’s my son, so you decide for yourself,” Srdjan Djokovic stated, according to BBC Sport. “… As far as vaccines and non-vaccines are concerned, it is the personal right of each of us whether we will be vaccinated or not … No-one has the right to enter into our intimacy.”

Srdjan Djokovic included that he is uninformed whether Novak Djokovic is immunized and even if he did understand, he would not share that details with the general public.

After the current ATP Finals, the 34-year-old did not offer a clear response to whether he would contend in the very first Grand Slam of 2022.

“We’ll see. We’ll have to wait and see. I haven’t been talking to them [Australian Open organizers], to be honest. I was just waiting to hear what the news is going to be and now that I know we’ll just have to wait and see,” Djokovic stated, according to Eurosport.

Most gamers are anticipated to be immunized by the time the competition rolls around, BBC Sport reported. Australian Open competition director Craig Tiley stated 85% of expert gamers are immunized and anticipates that number to increase to “between 90-95%” in the next 2 months. Fans and personnel at the occasion are likewise needed to be immunized.

Djokovic has the most Australian Open wins at 9 as part of his 20 overall Grand Slam wins. He’s connected for the majority of Grand Slam titles amongst guys with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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