Defends the indefensible? The head of the Australian Open explains the concession to Djokovic – Tennis – Sports

Australian Open director Craig Tiley claims that the organizers of the grand slam tournament did not show any special kindness to the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.

The ATP world leader has received a medical exemption and will be able to defend his title in Melbourne even though he has not been vaccinated against coronavirus.

“Medical exemptions were granted on the basis of independent protocols. It was not a special kind of kindness to Novak.

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As a sports organization, we have done everything to ensure that the conditions set are met. Novak was one of 26 players who requested an exception. “Medical experts have decided to award it, and we respect that,” Tiley told the Australian media.

A question mark hung over Djokovic’s participation in the Australian Open for a long time. The Serb refused to say whether he was vaccinated against the coronavirus, which is a condition of the host state of Victoria.

The nine-time champion claimed that vaccination information was his private matter. On Tuesday, he announced via social media that he was heading to Melbourne, where he was fighting for a record 21st Grand Slam title.


Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.

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