Last Updated: 19/11/21 11:31pm
Novak Djokovic and all players will only be allowed to participate in the 2022 Australian Open if they are vaccinated against Covid-19, Tennis Australia has confirmed.
World No 1 Djokovic, a nine-time winner of the tournament, has so far not disclosed whether he is vaccinated and said that he would await until the organisers revealed the health protocols before he made a decision about playing.
The first Grand Slam of the season is due to start on January 17 in Melbourne, Victoria.
Speaking on Saturday, tournament chief Craig Tiley said: “We would love to have Novak here, he knows that he’ll have to be vaccinated to play here.”
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