Djokovic saga has been damaging on all fronts, says ATP « CmaTrends


The reigning Australian Open champion on Monday received the authorized battle in his bid to stay in Australia, with a courtroom ordering his instant launch from immigration detention.

The choose listening to the Serbian participant’s case ordered Djokovic be launched and his passport and different journey paperwork returned to him, rekindling his likelihood to win a document twenty first Grand Slam title on the upcoming Australian Open.

On Tuesday (IST), ATP issued an announcement saying that the tennis physique “continues to strongly recommend vaccination for all players on the ATP Tour”, in a transparent indication that it desires all of the gamers to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Djokovic has not revealed his vaccination standing and has said that he has been granted medical exemption by Tennis Australia to compete within the opening Grand Slam of the yr.

“The ATP fully respects the sacrifices the people of Australia have made since the onset of COVID-19 and the stringent immigration policies that have been put in place. Complications in recent days related to player entry into Australia have however highlighted the need for clearer understanding, communication and application of the rules.

“In travelling to Melbourne, it’s clear Novak Djokovic believed he had been granted a necessary medical exemption in order to comply with entry regulations. The series of events leading to Monday’s court hearing have been damaging on all fronts, including for Novak’s well-being and preparation for the Australian Open. Player medical exemption requests are made independently of ATP, however we have been in constant contact with Tennis Australia to seek clarity throughout this process. We welcome the outcome of Monday’s hearing and look forward to an exciting few weeks of tennis ahead,” ATP stated.

“More broadly, ATP continues to strongly recommend vaccination for all players on the ATP Tour, which we believe is essential for our sport to navigate the pandemic. This is based on scientific evidence supporting the health benefits provided and to comply with global travel regulations, which we anticipate will become stricter over time. We are encouraged that 97 per cent of the Top 100 players are vaccinated leading into this year’s Australian Open.”

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