Novak Djokovic’s vaccine situation is set to be solved according to the Australian Open authorities.
The long-winded soap opera surrounding Djokovic and his vaccination status has been making all the headlines recently. His clash with the authorities has resulted in him being told he would not be able to participate, something that his camp took exception to.
The World No. 1 refused to reveal if he is vaccinated or not, so it’s not a case of him not being vaccinated, but the suspense surrounding the status. It is a real pickle with days left to go, but it seems a solution may be at hand.
According to the Australian Open authorities, Djokovic’s vaccine situation is set to be solved in due time.
As quoted by the West Australian, Australian Open boss Craig Tiley said, “We’ve still got a few charter flights coming in until the end of this week and then all the players will be here.
“As far as the status relates to Novak, I think we’ll have a much clearer picture in the coming days otherwise it’s getting pretty late to show up and play the Australian Open.
“There’s quite a bit to play out and I think it will play out in the coming days.”
Tennis Australia released their COVID-19 vaccination protocols for the tournament recently, including the process for players trying to make an exception to the rules by taking medical exemptions.
According to the regulations, if an exemption is deemed valid in line with the ATAGI guidelines, it will be submitted to the Australian Immunisation Register. The panellists will not know the identity of players taking this option.
The Australian Open is set to be attended by many players, but it doesn’t look like Djokovic may be participating. The World No. 1 being out is a major blow, but the ball is in her court.