Despite vaccination uncertainties, Daniil Medvedev has committed to the Australian Open.
The world No. 2 previously backed Novak Djokovic’s refusal to reveal his vaccination status, but confirmed his attendance at the Australian Open in January.
Despite uncertainty about vaccine requirements for players, Daniil Medvedev has confirmed his participation in next year’s Australian Open. Many players are worried whether they would be able to compete in January due to government officials’ strict stance on prohibiting unjabbed players from the nation. Despite earlier opting to keep his vaccination status private, the world No. 2 revealed his plans to compete in Australia.
Of recent months, there has been an increase in uncertainty surrounding the 2018 Australian Open.
Following government officials’ announcement that a vaccine mandate would be implemented, they found themselves in a squabble after the Prime Minister admitted that tennis players could be granted an exemption to allow those who are unvaccinated into the country if they agree to a two-week hotel quarantine.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews then stated emphatically that he will not seek an exemption for people who are not jabbed from attending the competition in Melbourne.
Multiple players, including world Nos. 1 and 2 Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, have spoken out against being forced to reveal their vaccination status, putting their participation in the competition in jeopardy.
Despite the fact that a vaccine mandate has still to be decided, Medvedev has confirmed his participation in the Australian Open in January.
Last month in Indian Wells, the recent US Open winner acknowledged he didn’t want to reveal his vaccination status, echoing remarks he made at the Rolex Paris Masters the week before.
“I’ve always said that I like Novak’s response to this. I’d like to maintain my medical records, whether it’s for a vaccine, a leg injury, or a head injury. “For a reason, I want to keep my medical information confidential,” the Russian explained.
“I think tennis is such a terrible sport because you’re always one on one with your opponent, and whatever knowledge you give him can backfire.”
Although he has always advocated for the confidentiality of his medical records, the 25-year-old has confessed that his participation in the Australian Open will reveal whether or not he has been injected.
“If you’re playing Australia, it’s evident you’re immunized,” Medvedev said in Paris. “Brinkwire Summary News” is what I meant.