The organizers of the season’s first grand slam and Victoria officials recently announced that the vaccine will be a condition of starting at the Australian Open. However, Djokovic has a reticent attitude towards vaccination.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not yet confirmed his participation in Melbourne. “As far as vaccination is concerned, it is a private matter. And no one has the right to bother someone in private,” Srdjan Djokovic said in an interview with TV Prva.
According to him, it is likely that his son will probably not start at the Australian Open.
“Of course he would like to play in Melbourne with all his heart. He’s an athlete and there are a lot of Serbs who would like to see Novak play. But he won’t be blackmailed, so he probably won’t play there. I wouldn’t play. And he’s my son, so you take it yourself, “added 60-year-old Srdjan Djokovic.
The Australian Open kicks off on January 17. Djokovic won a record nine titles in Melbourne and dominated the last three years.