在ATP总决赛输给亚历山大·兹维列夫后，德约科维奇被问及他对澳网的计划. 他说, “走着瞧。”
“I haven’t been talking to them [the organizers]. I was just waiting to hear what the news is going to be. Now that I know, we’ll just have to wait and see,” 他加了, 通过 守护者.
在十月, 德约科维奇 declined to reveal his vaccination status and said he was unsure whether he would travel to Australia given the tight coronavirus restrictions. He made his comment before the Australian Open decided to require vaccinations for players.
Djokovic said before the ATP Finals match against Zverev he believed taking the vaccine should be a choice.
“The freedom of choice is essential for everyone, whether it’s me or somebody else. Doesn’t really matter whether it’s vaccination or anything else in life. You should have the freedom to choose – in this particular case, what you want to put in your body,” 他说.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tilley told 澳大利亚的 “The Today Show” about the rules for the upcoming event.
“It’s been made very clear when the premier announced several weeks ago that in order to participate at the Australian Open, to come into Victoria, you’ll need to be fully vaccinated. Immediately, we communicated that to the playing group,” Tilley said.
“It is the one direction that you take, that you can ensure everyone’s safety. All the playing group understands it. Our patrons will need to be vaccinated, all the staff working the Australian Open need to be vaccinated.
“When we’re in a state where there’s more than 90% of the population fully vaccinated, it’s the right thing to do.”
The Serbian superstar is the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s won three straight Australian Open titles and nine overall.