Australian tennis player John Millman used the word “Inconceivable” to describe the challenging quarantine rules that could happen at the Australian Open.
Even if vaccinated, players could be put in an isolated bubble upon their arrival to Melbourne.
If that’s the case, players would have to spend at least five weeks in one place just to play one Major tournament.
“To return to Australia, you have to imagine a cut-off of at least 5 weeks, with the 15 days of quarantine. Inconceivable. Not to mention the price of the ticket which explodes with the low number of people authorized to return to the country: no less than 15,500 €,” Millman said, as revealed by Quentin Moynet of L’Equipe.
Novak Djokovic in danger of missing the Australian Open
Djokovic indicated on several occasions that he is not vaccinated and that he would like to keep it a private matter.
However, Victoria Premier Dan Andrews announced a few days ago that all Australian Open participants will have to be vaccinated and that an exception won’t be made even for Djokovic.
“[Grand slam] titles won’t protect you,” Victoria Premier Andrews said when asked by reporters.
“The only title that will protect you is you being able to have had your first dose and second dose.
“Logic, and numerous conversations with the Prime Minister, tells me that if you are an Australian citizen, you will be allowed home if you haven’t had the jab.
“But if you’re coming on a tourist visa or a business visa, so you’re not an Aussie, like, you are coming to visit, the notion of you getting in here without being vaccinated, I thinks very, very low.”
Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge would be “shocked” if Djokovic skipped the Australian Open over his vaccination status.
“Coming to the tournament that he’s won so much, you’ve got to think he’s seriously thinking about doing it. It would be a shock to me if he doesn’t come to Australia,” Woodbridge told 2GB’s Wide World of Sports radio.