ATP dart to Djokovic for vaccines
The Professional Tennis Association (ATP) issued a statement in which it underlined its strong support for the Covid-19 vaccination after the saga of legal episodes that the first ranked world Novak Djokovic (1) experienced after arriving in Melbourne to play the Australian Open
“ATP continues to strongly recommend the vaccination of all players on the tour, which we believe is essential for our sport in a time of pandemic. This is based on scientific evidence and has health benefits, ”he explained in the released statement.
The association demanded the need to improve communication and enforcement of the rules when granting visas to enter Australia despite the fact that he has stressed that he respects imposed immigration policies and understands the effort Australians have made after enduring the strictest lockdowns in the world.
“ATP fully understands the sacrifices made by the Australian people and the immigration policies imposed since the start of the pandemic. However, the complications faced by a player upon arrival underscored the need for clearer understanding, communication and enforcement. of the regulations ”, wrote the sports body in the first paragraph.
The statement also explained thate all events from the cancellation of the Serbian’s visa on arrival in Melbourne until the judge accepts his appeal on Monday and therefore allowed him to stay in the country, they damaged all fronts.
“Including Novak’s well-being and his preparation for the Australian Open. His medical dispensation was made independently of ATP, However, we have been in contact with the Australian Tennis Federation to clarify the process, ”he said.
The Serbian, who defends the ninth crown obtained on the banks of the Yarra river in the 2021 edition, did not take long to add his first training session after uploading a photo as the clock neared midnight with his team on the Rod Laver Arena track.