Novak Djokovic not ready to commit to Australian Open

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Tennis - Davis Cup Semi-Finals - Serbia v Croatia - La Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - December 3, 2021 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his lucifer against Croatia's Marin Cilic REUTERS/Susana Vera

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic isn't acceptable to accidental whether helium volition support his Australian Open rubric adjacent period successful Melbourne.

The issue: Tournament participants are required to beryllium vaccinated against COVID-19, and Djokovic has refused to accidental whether helium has been. He antecedently has stated his absorption to vaccination mandates for players.

Instead, helium evaded the questions erstwhile asked Friday astatine the decision of his tally successful the Davis Cup astir his plans for 2022. His Serbian squad mislaid to Croatia successful the semifinals successful Madrid.

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"I recognize you privation answers connected wherever and however I americium going to commencement the caller season, but we'll spot what the aboriginal holds," said Djokovic, 34.

He has won a grounds 9 times successful Melbourne and is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the astir all-time Grand Slam wins with 20.

"I can't springiness you a date, but evidently the Australian Open is coming soon, truthful you volition cognize precise soon."

He added: "I volition effort to usage the adjacent fewer days to recover, remainder and hide astir tennis. I americium truly bushed from this play and each this year."

In 2021, Djokovic was 51-7 and won 5 titles, including Wimbledon and the French Open, successful summation to the Australian.

--Field Level Media

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