Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 07:42 pm
The controversy at the Australian Open continues, after the case of Novak Djokovic, who finally kept his visa to compete in the event, despite using a medical exemption and not the required information about his vaccination. The issue continues to be discussed and Stefanos Tsitsipas did not hesitate to criticize the action of the Serbian tennis player.
The Greek athlete was interviewed by WION, a renowned Indian media outlet, and had only harsh words. “For sure, I think Novak has played by his own rules and has done something that not all tennis players could afford to do.”, He initially explained.
“All this is surprising, especially after the ATP announced all the requirements that we had to meet to enter Australia“Tsitsipas added during the conversation, highlighting that there were clear rules for participating in the event.
“Nobody really thought that you could come to Australia without having the vaccine and without following health protocols. The truth is, it takes a lot of daring to be able to do it and put the Grand Slam at risk. That is something that I don’t think many athletes can do.”He added.
Finally, Stefanos Tsitsipas lashed out at other athletes, who also did not pay attention to the rules. “Approximately 90% of the players are vaccinated, but there are also some who have not complied with the requirement of the protocol. This, in a way, makes us look ridiculous”, He sentenced.
Australian Open: seeded keys
During this Thursday, the keys were raffled with the seeded ones in the Australian Open and the confrontations were as follows:
Djokovic vs. Kecmanovic
Medvedev vs. Laaksonen
BZverev vs. Altmaier
Rublev vs. Skinny
Nadal vs. Giron
Berrettini vs. Nakashima
Ruud vs. Molcan