The 2021 season isn’t over yet — the Davis Cup Finals, which kick off this Thursday — are yet to come, but by now we’re in a veritable countdown on our way… to the Australian Open. The country’s government requires full vaccination for anyone who wants to participate in the race (or enter the country), so Novak Djokovic, who has been keeping a top secret about his intention to compete in Melbourne, will have to make a decision… soon.
“The accounts are simple. The Australian Open lists close on December 6th, but the ATP Cup lists a few days earlier, so he will have already made the decision. In fact, if he wants to travel to Australia he will have to get the vaccine this week”, shot Todd Woodbridge, former world number one of pairs and linked to the organizational structure of the event.
Craig Tiley, tournament director, is confident that Djokovic will play the competition. “He doesn’t want to start the year by missing a Grand Slam, mortgaged at the outset the possibility of completing the Grand Slam calendar in 2022. The Novak team is aware of every step and procedure, but I don’t know if he will or not to play”.