Benoit Paire: I don't care what will happen with unvaccinated players in Melbourne

Paire says he is vaccinated and focused on making a good result at Melbourne Park.

by Dzevad Mesic
Benoit Paire: I don't care what will happen with unvaccinated players in Melbourne

World No. 47 Benoit Paire absolutely doesn't care about what will happen with unvaccinated players at the Australian Open. Unvaccinated players could be banned from coimpeting at the Australian Open but a vaccinated Paire is not concerned by that.

"There is no quarantine anymore in Melbourne if you're vaccinated. Those that are not vaccinated, I don't care about them. If they don't play, all the better for me," Paire told reporters after losing in the first round of the Paris Masters, per 7NEWS.

"I don't care about the other players. I'm motivated to have a great season next year. If there are some people who are reluctant to get vaccinated, then they should stay in Europe. "It's not my problem. You have to be vaccinated to go to Australia.

I am vaccinated and I'm looking forward to playing there."

Paire reveals there was an Australian Open boycott talk

According to Paire, players were discussing boycotting the Australian Open if the vaccination was made mandatory to compete at the event.

"At the US Open, everybody was saying that they were going to go on a strike, that they said that they shouldn't get vaccinated to go to Australia, that they were not going to play," Paire said. "But when the season starts again, everybody wants to play." The biggest mistery remains what will happen with Novak Djokovic's participation at the Australian Open.

Record nine-time Australian Open champion Djokovic has refused to reveal his vaccination and many believe that suggests that he is not vaccinated.m “Novak Djokovic has been an absolute stalwart of the Australian Open and one of the best players ever to play at the event," Australia's Tourism Minister Dan Tehan continued.

“It would be a shame if we couldn’t find a way, especially if he was prepared to do two weeks of quarantine, for him to come and defend the outstanding record he has at the Australian Open."

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