ATP Chairman ‘hopes’ unvaccinated stars can undergo quarantine at Australian Open
The ATP Chairman admits he hopes the government will allow non-vaccinated players to compete at the Australian Open after a period of isolation.
The Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi has admitted that the rules for the Australian Open are out of his hands, though suggested that unvaccinated stars should be allowed to compete.
Australian ministers have been at loggerheads over Covid-19 regulations for the event, with Australian PM Scott Morrison suggesting unjabbed stars can compete provided they undergo quarantine, whilst Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews wants them banned.
World number one Novak Djokovic has refused to reveal his vaccination status and has been coy on his participation at the Grand Slam.
Gaudenzi told L”Equipe: “We have known for a few days that you cannot go to Australia if you are not vaccinated. That can still change but it is their tournament.
“If they decide to organise it with this rule, we can do nothing. The problem is with the players who will not be vaccinated.