Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev has confirmed that he will play at the Australian Open after suggesting that he could skip the opening Grand Slam of the season. Medvedev, 25, ended runner-up to Novak Djokovic in this year's Australian Open final.
Over a week ago, Medvedev made some interesting comments regarding the Australian Open. "Yeah, look, I want to play there.
First, the rules were that you can come there, if you are not vaccinated, quarantine for 14 days. So now it's not the case. So it's actually easy. We are going to see in Australia who is going to play or not. Of course, again, you can say you are injured, which can be true sometimes, but I'm willing to play Australia and that's all I have to say," Medvedev said when asked about the Australian Open.
Medvedev suggested he didn't want to reveal his vaccination status
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews indicated that players who want to play the Australian Open will have to show the proof of double vaccination upon arriving to Australia.
"So I decided at one moment of my career, okay, I'm going to keep all my medical unless there is something obvious, so for example, if you are playing Australia, it's obvious you are vaccinated.So that's why I said I'm willing to play Australia but I won't say if you will see me there, but we are gonna see in January," Medvedev added.
Djokovic doesn't want to reveal his vaccination status and Medvedev has nothing against it. "Look, I really liked what Novak said the other day. Tennis is an individual sport and I never want to reveal medical information because my rivals would have information about my possible weaknesses.
In this case it should be the same. Vaccination is a decision personal and there is no reason to disclose information, I am not going to do it," Medvedev said.