'Novak Djokovic's spoken out adamantly that he does not...', says analyst

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'Novak Djokovic's spoken out adamantly that he does not...', says analyst

COVID-19 continues to be an issue that affects the protagonists of “white sport”. Within the men's circuit, different positions have been pronounced among the players, some in favor and others against vaccination, as well as the quarantines and forced vaccination that will be implemented in the next edition of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season.

In this regard, the current world number two, Russian Daniil Medvedev, showed his position. "I really liked what Novak Djokovic 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 must be the same. Vaccination is a personal decision and there is no reason to reveal information, I am not going to do it,” said the US Open champion. "Honestly, I do not believe that any tennis player quarantines, but that those who do not want to be vaccinated will claim to have some type of injury so as not to compete, without having to admit that they have not received the vaccine.

As for me, I will just say that I want to play the tournament", added the main exponent of NextGen. The Australian Open organization has been very clear about it, and it will be up to each player if they decide to accept the conditions of the event or not.

In this way, various tennis players begin to show their position and leave in the air the plans they hope to take at the beginning of the next season. Do you think players should explain if they are already vaccinated or not?

Austin opens up on Novak Djokovic

Tracy Austin recently opined that Novak Djokovic would give more importance to his vaccination status than the Grand Slam race at next year's Australian Open.

"He's (Novak Djokovic) going for 21, the tiebreaking 21, but I guess not getting the vaccination could be more important," Tracy Austin said in a recent conversation with Tennis Channel. The COVID-19 health restrictions recently announced by Australia have thrown Novak Djokovic's participation at the 2022 Australian Open into doubt.

"He's (Novak Djokovic) spoken out adamantly that he does not want to get vaccinated," Austin said. "I guess you would still have the opportunity to go over there and quarantine. I mean that's gonna be very tough this year because 2021 everyone was in quarantine, but now the players that have gotten vaccinated wouldn't have to spend time there."