The Victorian government is asking players participating in the Australian Open to get vaccinated, or risk missing the tournament.
Some of the world’s leading tennis players will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. If they refuse, they will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming Australian Open.
The Victorian government in Australia has announced that all professional athletes in the state must be vaccinated with two doses before late November.
This decision was taken as new infections with the Corona virus rose to more than 1,000 daily in Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic is among a number of tennis players who refuse to receive the vaccine.
And figures in the US Open indicated that only about 60% of the players had received a full vaccination.
Unvaccinated players will almost certainly be forced to stay 14 days in quarantine upon their scheduled arrival during the holiday period.
Djokovic seeks to surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, as each of them holds 20 titles in the Grand Slam, “Grand Slam”.