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Marianna Sargsyan

28-10-2021 | 16:40 Tennis

Novak Djokovic explains why ‘bad memory’ has left him indecisive about competing at 2022 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic has urged the 2022 Australian Open officials not to repeat this year’s quarantine nightmare. The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims that players will be allowed into the country on the condition that they quarantine for 14 days in a hotel. Morrison’s message state that players who have been vaccinated will have complete freedom of movement while the unvaccinated players will need to undergo regular testing after their quarantine period. However, this statement is in contrast to Victoria Premier Dan Andrews’ one which noted that unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete. In an interview with Blic a fortnight ago, Djokovic admitted that “he didn’t know” if he would compete in Australia.
“The main problem is that if you are on a plane with a person who is positive, whether you are vaccinated or not, you automatically have to go to the room for 14 days,” the World No. 1 said.   “That happened to Viktor Troicki in January this year. Not only him, but also 70 players had to be quarantined. I talked to a lot of players and that is something that everyone has a bad memory of.   “I would like the players to unite a little more, whether through PTPA or something independent or through ATP or WTA, just so that in some way we are relevant in some decision-making process.   “Now, I feel like the players aren’t aware about anything at all. Which isn’t much different from the past of how things were done, not just for Australia but for many other tournaments in general, not to go into details now. I don’t know if I’m going to Australia, I don’t know what’s going on. Currently, the situation is not good at all.”  
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