Novak Djokovic reacts to Australian Open banning unvaccinated players from playing

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic didn’t want to reveal too much details when asked about his participation at the Australian Open. 

On Saturday, the Australian Open confirmed that unvaccinated players won’t be allowed to compete at Melbourne Park in January. 

Djokovic hasn’t been willing to reveal his vaccination status as he believes it’s a personal matter. 

“We’ll see,” Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors. “We’ll have to wait and see.”

At the Paris Masters, Djokovic said he would for the Australian Open official announcement before making any decision.

“I haven’t been talking to them, to be honest. I was just waiting to hear what the news is going to be. Now that I know, we’ll just have to wait and see,” Djokovic added. 

Djokovic beaten in the semifinal at the ATP Finals  

Djokovic’s bid to win his first ATP Finals since 2015 ended following a loss to Alexander Zverev as the German beat the Serb 7-6 (4) 4-6 6-3. 

“I could have gone for another few hours, no problem. It was just a bad game, 2-1 down in the third set, a very bad game, four unforced errors,” Djokovic said. “In the conditions like this where you have one of the biggest servers in the game, it’s just difficult to come back from that. That’s all it is.”

Djokovic won three Grand Slams this season, made it past Roger Federer for most weeks spent as world No 1 and clinched a record seventh year-end No. 1 ranking. 

“It was a great season, no doubt. I did not play many tournaments, but still managed to end the year at No. 1 for the seventh time, broke records for the year-end No. 1, historic No. 1, won three out of [the] four Slams,” Djokovic said. “The year was phenomenal. Maybe could have done better in some other ATP events. But all in all really good ending of the season as well with a title in Paris and semi-finals here.”

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