Sport Open d'Australia: Djokovic remains blur
Tennis-Zverev sets up semi-final clash with Djokovic, Medvedev beats Sinner
Tennis-Zverev sets up semi-final clash with Djokovic, Medvedev beats SinnerThe German fired 22 winners and closed out the match in 62 minutes, the fastest of the tournament so far. In the second Red Group match of the day, defending champion Daniil Medvedev struggled past Jannik Sinner 6-0 6-7(5) 7-6(8). The winner of Friday's match between Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud will complete the semi-final line-up.
Novak Djokovic is at the center of all the debates when is mentioned the next edition of the Open from Australia (17-30 January). A month and a half of the first Learning of the Grand Slam, the world number 1 did not indicate whether or not will be at the rendezvous for a tenth crown in Melbourne. The reason ? The Serb did not unveiled its vaccine status while the Victoria State was firm, non-vaccinated players will not be accepted in the Australian territory. And no right will be granted to the Victoires Recordman at the Australian Open . Novak Djokovic took the floor on this subject Friday after the elimination of Serbia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup. And the long-awaited answers are not out of the mouth of the Serbian, still blurred.
Players must be vaccinated for Australian Open - tournament chief
All players at the Australian Open must be vaccinated, tournament chief Craig Tiley confirmed Saturday, piling more pressure on world number one Novak Djokovic, who has refused to reveal if he has been inoculated. Melbourne, where January's Grand Slam is held, has spent more than 260 days under lockdown during the pandemic and the government of the state of Victoria made clear last month there would be no concessions for unvaccinated players. Tiley said the playing group know they must get the jab to compete at Melbourne Park."There's a lot of speculation about vaccination and just to be really clear, when the (Victoria) premier announced that everyone on site...
"You will know very soon"
"I'm really tired of this season and all this year. I understand that you want answers on where and how I will start the season, but we will see what the future we have. I can not give you a date , but obviously the Australian Open arrives quickly, so you will know very soon, "he unveiled. The suspense remains whole. This situation is all the more ink than "Nole", currently tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, can become the record of titles in Grand Chelem next January, with a possible 21st corner. In recent days, Srdjan Djokovic has sowed a little more doubt around the participation of his son. "I really do not know if it will happen. Probably not in these conditions, with this blackmail (the immunization obligation) and then it is done this way. I would not do that like that, and he's my son, then you can draw the conclusions, "he said, Cash, in the Serbian press. Mystery.
Australian official rejects Djokovic vaccine 'blackmail' claim .
Novak Djokovic is not being "blackmailed" by Australian Open organisers, a senior official said Wednesday, insisting a requirement for players to be vaccinated was about safety. The Australian Open went ahead this year but players were forced to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine, crowds were restricted and a five-day snap lockdown was called mid-event. Organisers expect it will run as scheduled in 2022 from January 17.They have said fully vaccinated players can enter Australia without being quarantined or confined to bio-secure bubbles, although that scenario could be complicated by the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.