'We only had Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic...', says ATP player



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'We only had Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic...', says ATP player

In these hours, confirmations are raining and the Australian Government's choice to limit entry to Australia to vaccinated athletes only falls back into the world of tennis where the situation promises to be very hot.

World number one Novak Djokovic, although he has not confirmed whether he has been vaccinated or not, is in strong doubt for the Australian Open 2022 and many athletes are at risk after this decision. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has now made it clear that this decision appears adamant by using the fateful phrase 'The virus does not look at how many Grand Slams you have' and by warning Nole.

Tennis player Ekaterina Alexandrova, number 37 in the world, has criticized these measures saying that they appear too drastic. Alexandrova is former number 25 in the world and she will still participate in the Australian Slam since she has been vaccinated for some time but she still wanted to comment on this much discussed story.

The tennis player spoke like this: "I think these measures are too drastic. Vaccination is a voluntary thing, people have to decide for themselves and having people lead you to make that choice is really difficult. This doesn't concern me, I got vaccinated of my own free will right after the Olympics and so I don't think I'll have any problems."

During a recent interview with Punto de Break, Teymuraz Gabashvili was asked to elaborate on the changes that could occur on the tour once Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer call it a day.

Gabashvili on the Big 3

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal have dominated tennis for nearly two decades, winning a whopping 60 Grand Slams among them.

While some reckon that their continued dominance has taken tennis to greater heights, Teymuraz Gabashvili believes it has been "very bad" for the sport. "Anyone can beat anyone, although this is already happening now," Gabashvili began.

"Look at Indian Wells, for example, who was the favorite? Then (Dominic) Thiem will return, (Borna) Coric will return, (Felix Auger) Aliassime will improve, (Andrey) Rublev will improve ... there will be a group of ten players where anyone can win, but also the little ones."

Gabashvili responded in the affirmative and said he considers the Big 3's continued dominance to be harmful to the sport's popularity. "It's good for me, but it's good now," he added. "For 20 years we only had three players, this is very bad.

The popularity of tennis decreases when they always win, people get overwhelmed, they want something new but it doesn't happen because they are too good, that's when the problems come."