Australian Open requires its players to be vaccinated

 The director of the Australian Open, Craig Tiley, confirmed that he will only accept tennis players vaccinated against COVID-19 into the tournament, which raises doubts about the presence of Novak Djokovic.

Tiley said that weeks ago the authorities announced the mandatory nature of the vaccine and thus the players were informed.

The tournament director thus put an end to rumors about the possibility that some players could participate without being vaccinated.

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«Our clients must be vaccinated; all Australian Open workers must be vaccinated, "he added.

The current tournament champion Novak Djokovic is one of the tennis players who have avoided commenting on whether they are vaccinated or not.

However, Victoria state authorities later stressed that all players must be vaccinated against covid-19.

During the pandemic, Australia has canceled countless sporting events such as the Formula One and MotoGP Grand Prix, as well as rugby, golf and popular horse racing tournaments, but since October it has already begun to allow spectators to return to the sports stadiums of stepwise. 

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