Srdjan Djokovic also shares the belief that vaccination status should be a personal matter, as he has indicated that his son will likely skip the Australian Open. He does not. 1 Novak Djokovic has refused to reveal his vaccination status and confirm his participation in the Australian Open.
"When it comes to vaccines and non-vaccines, it is a personal right of each of us to be vaccinated or not. No one has the right to enter that privacy, it is guaranteed by the constitution. Everyone has the right to decide about their health.
Will post it (if vaccinated or not), I don't think so. I don't know that decision either, and even if I did, I wouldn't share it with you. He has the right to decide what he wants, "Srdjan Djokovic told TV Prva on Sunday.
Srdjan stressed that "under these blackmails and conditions, Novak will probably not play in the Australian Open. He was embarrassed by the announcement of the rulers of the Australian provinces, who gave themselves the right to criticize the nine-time champion of Australia.
Whether he will appear there depends on how they will position themselves. He wants to play because he is an athlete, and we would love that too. Under these blackmails and conditions, he probably won't play in AO. I would not do that.
And he's my son, so he finds out for yourself if he's going to play or not." Srdjan also criticized Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley. "What is a recognized vaccine, Mr. Craig? Is the Russian vaccine not recognized? In our discretion, only the Chinese and Russian are recognized."
Djokovic now faces a crucial decision
In a recent interview, Craig Tiley said that although Novak Djokovic wishes to keep his vaccination status private, everyone will know once the World No. 1 announces his decision about his presence at the Australian Open.
The tennis executive added that the majority of the tour does not share the 34-year-old's views. "He (Novak Djokovic) has not shared his status with anyone,” Tiley was quoated as saying by The Age. “He believes that what you say about your medical position is private and he believes people should have the right to choose.
He has a view that some share and the majority don’t... One thing is for sure if Novak is here in January we’ll know that he’s vaccinated,” he added. “So, regardless of someone’s position, all the players will need to be – and show proof of – vaccine in order to come into Victoria.