Todd Woodbridge believes time is running out for Djokovic to get vaccinated ahead of Australian Open

Former Grand Slam champion Todd Woodbridge claims that Novak Djokovic will have to soon make a decision regarding taking the Covid-19 vaccine if he's to participate at next year's Australian Open, as tournament organizers have banned unvaccinated players from competing at the event.

"His team have been well aware of this," Woodbridge said on WWOS radio. "The Australian Open entry list closes six weeks in advance of the tournament, so that's December 6.

"But the reality is if he wants to have preparations in Australia, he's going to have to have had that jab probably this week."

Woodbridge, a 16-time Grand Slam doubles champion, believes that if the World No.1 wants to be seen as the greatest of all time, then he cannot afford to miss the first Grand Slam of the season.

"You can only be the greatest in your era, and he's turning out to be that. I think it's important that he goes on with it," added Woodbridge. "It may not be the happiest of endings that he's looking for if he doesn't come."

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