Daniil Medvedev: Novak Djokovic is right, medical records are private matter

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is perfectly fine with Novak Djokovic refusing to reveal his vaccination status. 

A couple of days ago, Djokovic said his vaccination is none of other people’s business and underlined that it’s a private matter. 

In order to compete at the Australian Open players will likely have to show the proof of vaccination. 

Medvedev, who ended runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, plans to play at Melbourne Park in January. 

“Look, I really liked what Novak said the other day. Tennis is an individual sport and I never want to reveal medical information because my rivals would have information about my possible weaknesses. In this case it should be the same. Vaccination is a decision personal and there is no reason to disclose information, I am not going to do it. Those who do not want to be vaccinated will claim to have some type of injury in order not to compete, without having to admit that they are unvaccinated.. As for me, I will only say that I want to play the tournament,” Medvedev said, per Punto de Break. 

Medvedev agrees with Djokovic’s comments

“I will not reveal my status whether I have been vaccinated or not, it is a private matter and an inappropriate inquiry,” Djokovic told Blic. “People go too far these days in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person. Whatever you say ‘Yes, no, maybe, I am thinking about it,’ they will take advantage.”

Djokovic, a record nine-time Australian Open champion, is following the situation in Australia and he admitted there’s a chance he will skip the tournament next year. 

“I am following the situation regarding the Australian Open and I understand the final decision (on COVID-related restrictions) will be made in two weeks. I believe there will be a lot of restrictions just like this year, but I doubt there will be too many changes.”