Unvaccinated players unlikely to receive "special deals" that allow them to compete at Australian Open
The chances of competing at next year's Australian Open have become even slimmer if you are unvaccinated, as players who refuse to get the shot will not be given any rumored "special deals" that will allow them to participate at the first Grand Slam of the season.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said he opposed special arrangements to permit unvaccinated players to compete in the state, which is set to host the Australian Open in January 2022.
“On the question of vaccination, no,” said Andrews.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic is one of several players who has refused to reveal his vaccination status, and has openly stated that he is unsure if he would defend his title should there be restrictions for the event.