Tennis News: Novak Djokovic’s father questions his participation in the Australian Open

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Source: Skysports

Tennis News: All players will be required to be inoculated in Melbourne, according to the organisers. Srdjan Djokovic: “Under these blackmails and conditions, (Djokovic) probably won’t (play).” Djokovic has yet to reveal whether he is vaccinated.

Novak Djokovic’s father claims that his son will not be able to compete in the Australian Open early next year unless Covid-19 immunisation requirements are loosened.

The organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam, which begins on January 17, have announced that all players must be vaccinated to compete.

Novak Djokovic has so far refused to say if he is vaccinated, and his father told Serbian television Prva that Tennis Australia’s attitude on vaccinations is equal to ‘blackmail.’

“As far as vaccines and non-vaccines are concerned, it is the personal right of each of us whether we will get vaccinated or not,” Srdjan Djokovic remarked, according to news website B92.

“No one has the authority to enter our personal space.”

“Under these threats and conditions, (Djokovic) is unlikely to play” (play).

“I wouldn’t do something like that.” And he’s my son, so make your own decision.”

Djokovic has dominated in Melbourne, winning the tournament nine times, including this year, when he came close to completing the calendar Grand Slam by losing in the final of the US Open.

He shares the record for most men’s Grand Slam titles (20) with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

Nadal has confirmed his participation in the Melbourne Park tournament in January, but Federer will be absent due to his recovery from yet another knee surgery.

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