Australian Open: Novak Djokovic and all players have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to play at Grand Slam | Tennis News

Last Updated: 19/11/21 11:31pm

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Novak Djokovic and all players will only be allowed to participate in the 2022 Australian Open if they are vaccinated against Covid-19, Tennis Australia has confirmed.

World No 1 Djokovic, a nine-time winner of the tournament, has so far not disclosed whether he is vaccinated and said that he would await until the organisers revealed the health protocols before he made a decision about playing.

The first Grand Slam of the season is due to start on January 17 in Melbourne, Victoria.

Speaking on Saturday, tournament chief Craig Tiley said: “We would love to have Novak here, he knows that he’ll have to be vaccinated to play here.”

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