World No. 37 Filip Krajinovic has revealed that he has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and he doesn't want to be put in a lengthy quarantine upon arrival to Melbourne for the Australian Open. The Australian Open organizers could put strict restrictions and measures and several players have already voiced their displeasure over it.
“They are very rigorous there and honestly, if I have to be in quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Melbourne, I will not go to Australia,” Krajinovic told Serbian newspaper Blic. “I was vaccinated, I did everything in my power to protect myself and the people around me, so I really see no reason to sit there for 14 days in a room."
Krajinovic 'OK' with a short quarantine
“If they (the organisers) say that after arrival I need, say, five days to be in isolation, that’s OK for me, but anything beyond that is unacceptable to me," Krajinovic noted.
"With the season ending late, I will have 20 days to get ready and go. Charter flights will be organized again and the last one is planned for December 28 for the players and that is the final date when I can go to Australia.
I will see what the final decision from Melbourne will be, so I will cut what is the best thing to do”. During his interview with Blic, Krajinovic said Novak Djokovic will play the WTA Finals and their goal is to win the title.
“I would like to use the next three tournaments to raise my game before the Davis Cup”, Krajinovic said. “We are going there with all the best players, so our goal is to lift the trophy, just like we did in 2010.
Novak is with us, so we are surely not going there to lose. We made an agreement to play, all of us, we are eager to get that trophy."