Ultimate magazine theme for WordPress.

Novak Djokovic ‘taking part in by his own guidelines’, says Tsitsipas – Melbourne News

The star participant from Serbia was on Thursday drawn to begin his marketing campaign within the Australian Open in opposition to compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic, the World No 78. However, there’s uncertainty over his participation as Djokovic’s visa saga continues in Australia.

Djokovic, who had reached Australia for the yr’s first Grand Slam with a certificates claiming exemption from vaccination as he had examined constructive for Covid-19 in December, had his visa cancelled by the Australian authorities earlier than a Federal Court within the nation intervened to present him respite.

There had been nonetheless doubts over his participation within the occasion and there was intense hypothesis on Thursday when the draw ceremony for the occasion was delayed for a while. However, the organisers went forward with the formalities with the Serbian’s title being included within the draw.

“For sure, he’s been playing by his own rules and has been doing what not many players had the guts to do, especially after the ATP announced certain criteria for players to enter the country,” Greece’s Tsitsipas instructed WION.

“No one really thought they could come to Australia unvaccinated and not having to follow the protocols… it takes a lot of daring to do and putting the Grand Slam at risk, which I don’t think many players would do,” he added.

The ATP, which governs males’s tennis, has stated 97 of the highest 100 male gamers are vaccinated.

Notably, American world quantity 93 Tennys Sandgren had stated earlier this month that he had pulled out of the Australian Open due to the vaccine mandate and he opted to not apply for a medical exemption.

Asked if Djokovic ought to defend his title at Melbourne Park subsequent week, Tsitsipas stated: “There are two ways to look at it. One way is that almost every single player is vaccinated and did what they had to do in order to come and perform and play in Australia.”

“On the other sense, it seems not everyone is playing by the rules…a very small (minority) chose to follow their own way, which kind of makes the majority look like fools,” he added.

Djokovic, the 9-time Australian Open winner, is hoping to turn out to be essentially the most profitable participant within the Grand Slam by claiming his twenty first males’s singles title within the Australian Open, which begins on January 17, breaking a tie for many titles with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a pc program and has not been created or edited by FreshersLIVE.Publisher : IANS-Media

Comments are closed.