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Novak Djokovic could boycott the Australian Open

The world No. 1 has become sport’s most high-profile anti-vaxxer

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Novak Djokovic could boycott the Australian Open!

Novak Djokovic risks being denied a visa to enter Australia because he won’t specify his vaccination status.

Djokovic has declined to disclose his vaccination status against COVID-19 due to perceived privacy concerns.

Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for Covid-19, the Australian immigration minister said.

The Australian immigration minister’s statement on Wednesday has put the Serb’s grand slam record bid in doubt.

World number one Djokovic, who is level with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal on 20 grand slam titles, has declined to reveal his vaccination status, and said he is unsure if he will defend his Australian Open crown.
While speaking to the online edition of Serbian daily Blic, Djokovic said: “Things beings as they are, I still don’t know if I will go to Melbourne.

“I will not reveal my status whether I have been vaccinated or not. It is a private matter and an inappropriate inquiry,” Djokovic added.

“People go too far these days in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person. Whatever you say – ‘Yes, no, maybe, I am thinking about it – they will take advantage.”
The world No 1 tennis player has become the sport’s most high-profile anti-vaxxer.
More than a third of professional players remain unvaccinated, according to recent media reports.

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