With this, the organizers have not followed up on their announcement last Wednesday that they would waive a compulsory vaccination and want to use a mask.
The rules laid down by the organizers are causing outrage, especially among ticket owners, because everyone who is on the site must have been given at least one dose of vaccine – except for the players themselves.
According to the ATP and WTA, roughly half of all professionals are vaccinated, although both organizations encourage players to be vaccinated. The goal is to achieve a vaccination quota of 85 percent among the players by the end of the year.
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On the tour, many players disagree on the subject of vaccination. “I do not hope that it will be compulsory to play on the ATP Tour. I am absolutely against it,” said world number one Novak Djokovic to the online portal “Tennis Majors”.
Murray: Players have responsibilities
Andy Murray disagrees. “I can now enjoy a kind of normal life again. The unvaccinated players cannot. I am sure they will be frustrated with it,” said the former world number one. You have to take care of the general public and “have a responsibility as a player”.
Gilles Simon, who is considered an opponent of the vaccination, said he did not want to be vaccinated because he was not afraid of the virus. Since his trainer has now tested positive for the virus, Simon has to go into self-isolation and thus misses the US Open.
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