World primary Novak Djokovic has been “playing by his own rules” and has put his bid for a twenty first Grand Slam title in danger by not following Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination necessities, world quantity 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas mentioned on Thursday.
Djokovic was included within the Australian Open draw on Thursday, although uncertainty hangs over his participation with the federal government but to determine whether or not to cancel his visa for a second time over issues about his medical exemption from Australia’s vaccine mandate.
The 34-year-old, a vaccine sceptic, fuelled widespread anger in Australia when he introduced he was heading to Melbourne with a medical exemption from necessities for guests to be inoculated towards COVID-19.
The Australian Border Force mentioned his exemption was invalid and he was held at an immigration detention resort, however a courtroom later allowed him to remain on grounds that officers had been “unreasonable” at his interview in a seven-hour course of in the midst of the night time.
“For sure, he’s been playing by his own rules and has been doing what not many players had the guts to do, especially after the ATP announced certain criteria for players to enter the country,” Greece’s Tsitsipas instructed India’s WION information channel.
“No one really thought they could come to Australia unvaccinated and not having to follow the protocols it takes a lot of daring to do and putting the Grand Slam at risk, which I don’t think many players would do.”
The ATP, which governs males’s tennis, has mentioned 97 of the highest 100 male gamers are vaccinated. American world quantity 93 Tennys Sandgren instructed reporters earlier this month that he had pulled out of the Australian Open as a result of vaccine mandate and he opted to not apply for a medical exemption.
Asked if Djokovic ought to defend his title at Melbourne Park subsequent week as his visa saga continues, Tsitsipas mentioned: “There are two ways to look at it. One side of it is that almost every single player is fully vaccinated and have followed the protocols to play in Australia.”On the opposite hand, it appears not everyone seems to be enjoying by the foundations a really small majority selected to observe their very own method, which type of makes the bulk appear like fools.”