Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge is 100 percent sure Novak Djokovic will be treated as every other player at this year's Australian Open. After Djokovic's name appeared on the entry list, the rumors started to swirl around that Tennis Australia tried to find a "loophole" to get the world No.
1 in without being fully vaccinated. "Well the fact is he’s on the Australian Open entry list,” Woodbridge said on 9 News, as revealed on Tennishead. “And of course he’s also in the ATP Cup in Sydney in the first tournament of the New Year.
“If he passes [the criteria] then he will be able to play. There’s so much speculation at this point that he needs to answer those questions first. “If he does pass those, I think it’s fantastic that we’re going to have the world number one back in Australia.
Woodbridge insists no way Djokovic enters unvaccinated
“But, he has to do what every other traveller does when they come into Australia,” Woodbridge added. “It’s not about entitled tennis players or tennis players in general.
It’s about what every other person has to do, and that’s what he has to do”. Woodbridge slammed those who claim Tennis Australia was looking for loopholes to get Djokovic in. "There have been some people saying that Tennis Australia are looking for loopholes to get him in.
That’s absolute rubbish! “That cannot happen because it’s the government that makes those rules. And they’ll stipulate whether he can get in or not”. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also strongly denied Djokovic would be a subject to a special treatment.
“He will follow the same rules as anyone else would,” Mr Morrison said. “There are no special rules for tennis players or anyone else.. "They apply by the same rules and that they are the rules in place for the Victorian government and the Australian Open itself and they have their rules”.