Open de Australia 2022 For now, it is official that he will not be in the ATP Cup
Las Novak Djokoivc’s options to play the Australian Open go through a medical exemption. The number 1 of the ATP, which still has not revealed whether he has been vaccinated or not, will resort to this va to play the first Grand Slam of the season.
The Government of the Australian state of Victoria, which hosts the Australian Tennis Open, imposes the obligation to be vaccinated to enter the country. Djokovic has always been reluctant to get vaccinated and evenhis father referred to as “blackmail” to the fact that vaccination was necessary to play in Australia.
“If Novak comes to Melbourne he must be vaccinated or present a medical exemption “Craig Tiley, tournament manager and CEO, commented a few days ago.
According to the Serbian media Blic, the Victorian government would have already received the request, from from the Australian Open, to grant a medical exemption so that Djokovic can play. The player’s communication team has confirmed to Sport Klub that “There is information, still unofficial that things are going in that direction. But is that the case? We still have no confirmation if Novak will play in Australia.” Instead, another half Serbian, Infomer, assumes that Djokovic denied this permission to government officials.
Earlier this month, Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister, was already blunt in the presence of Djokovic: “There are no special rules for tennis players or for anyone. Follow the same requirements as everyone to enter Australia”
At the moment what s has been confirmed is that ‘Nole’ will not play the ATP Cup. The tournament has issued a note informing that Serbia will be led by world number 33, Dusan Lajovic, who will be accompanied by Filip Krajinovic, Nikola Cacic and Matej Sabanov. Serbia is in the same group as Spain along with Chile and Norway. The competition has also seen Austria lose its place after Dominic Thiem’s resignation and France take his place.
Russia has stayed in the picture after the losses of Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev and Evgeny Donskoy, so the reigning champions will play with Daniil Medvedev, Roman Safiullin and Evgeny Karlovskiy.
His presence at the Australian Open is pending this possible medical exemption. Remember that the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization establishes the following scenarios for granting it: have suffered from an inflammatory heart disease in the last three months; not having the complete vaccination schedule due to having been positive in the last months; have experienced a serious illness attributable to the vaccine or have mental health disorders that could be made worse by the vaccine.