The presence of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open is still in the balance and many doubts remain regarding his vaccination status. The number one in the world did not want to communicate whether he had the vaccine or not, but in Australia they absolutely want answers.
In the last few hours, rumors of a possible medical exemption for Nole had sprung up, rumors that were immediately denied. Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie explained the situation on The Today Show by showing her thoughts firmly and making it clear that the law is the same for everyone, even for the nine-time champion and holder of the Australian Open.
During the broadcast, the woman used firm tones, closing every possible door to situations that would imply the arrival of Novak Djokovic in Melbourne without a vaccine. Here are his statements: "I don't know where these rumors about the loophole come from, but the rules are clear.
Either you have a double dose of the vaccine or not, if you are not vaccinated with two doses, as happens by the way to many still Australians, I don't care if you are number one in the world or not, you can't attend the competition."
A furious debate has erupted in recent months around the situation of Novak Djokovic and still today there are those who defend or not the situation of the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments. In Melbourne Nole would undoubtedly be the big favorite and there is expectation for his choice: in case of victory of the Australian Open 2022 Novak Djokovic would reach 21 Grand Slam titles, detaching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and thus becoming the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in the history of this sport.
For the Australian Open you need a double dose of vaccine, other solutions are not taken into consideration and therefore Novak Djokovic and all the other athletes are warned! The advent of tennis players in Australia is less and less missing and there will be no discounts, meanwhile fans are waiting for news and are curious about the choice of the number one in the world.
Woodbridge on Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic's participation at the 2022 Australian Open will be "good for tennis", according to 16-time Doubles Grand Slam champion Todd Woodbridge. "[His entry] is good for tennis, for [Djokovic] fans, they will rejoice, and I also think for Sydney fans," added the 50-year-old.
In a recent interview to 2GB Wide World of Sports radio, Todd Woodbridge stated that since Djokovic hasn't pulled out of the Australian Open 2022 yet, it definitely looks like he wants to play there. "He had the choice to enter or not register, so he put his name on the list of registrants and that means that you must believe that he will come throughout the summer," said Woodbridge in the interview.