The Guardian: Djokovic is not well with quarantine in Australia either
The English newspaper resumed its discord interview with Blic. “If they have to lock us in a room for 14 days without training, then…” says the Serb.
Djokovic does not even want to be quarantined in Australia. The “vaccine” controversy, ranked number one in the world of tennis, with the organization of the Australian Open is broader, and it does not concern him alone. As L’Equipe also wrote, it is now a union issue.
Watchman resume The full interview that Djokovic gave to the Serbian newspaper Blic, from which the player’s concerns emerged not only about the ban on entering Melbourne for the unprotected, but also due to other restrictions:
“The main problem is that if you are on a plane with someone who is positive, whether they have been vaccinated or not, you automatically have to stay in your room for 14 days. It happened to Victor Troicki in January of this year. Not only him, but 70 players had to remain in quarantine. I’ve talked to many guys and it’s been a bad memory for everyone. So I don’t know if I will go to Australia. I don’t know what’s going on. The situation right now is not good at all.”
His comments sparked a political debate in Australia over the restrictions: the Australian prime minister opened an exemption for tennis players, which the state of Victoria immediately denied.
“Some of us stayed in quarantine where we could train. But if a person cannot train, then … Putting a professional athlete in this kind of quarantine, where he can’t leave the room and then be expected to play at a certain level, is not possible.”
“Not to mention the increased risk of injury, of which there were a lot of, including me, at this year’s Australian Open. If these conditions continue, I think a lot of players will really think about whether or not to go there. Even if it’s the financial aspect. Or the economic, after all, is the deciding factor for many players.”
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