Simona Halep: “Australian Open 2022? The only way is…”

With the Australian Open 2022 closer every day, Simona Halep expressed herself on the delicate issue of vaccines. At the end of the match lost in two sets against Maria Sakkari at the Kremlin Cup, she raised her voice and she sent a message to her countrywomen and coutrymen. The Romanian champion, in the words collected by the colleague Adam Addicott on her Twitter account, said:

“I am in favor of the vaccine. Personally I got vaccinated. We have a lot of problems with this situation in Romania: the hospitals are overcrowded and the whole thing is quite dramatic. I recommend everyone to get vaccinated then. Australia does well to impose these restrictions. It’s tough, but it’s the only way to compete safely.”

Filip Krajinovic, who completed the vaccination course, instead explained in an interview to Sport Blic: “They are very strict there and honestly, if I have to stay in quarantine for fourteen days after arriving in Melbourne, I will not go to Australia.

I’ve been vaccinated, I’ve done everything in my power to protect myself and the people around me, so I really don’t see any reason to sit there for fourteen days in a room. If they say that after arriving I have to stay, let’s say, five days in solitary confinement, that’s fine for me, but anything beyond that is unacceptable to me.”

Simona Halep raises her voice: “I advise everyone to get vaccinated”

After the decision taken by the Victorian government, which imposed the vaccination obligation for about one million workers, including professional athletes, the topic of vaccines has begun to animate the debate within the world of tennis.

To participate in the next edition of the Australian Open 2022, unless Tennis Australia finds an important but difficult agreement, tennis players will need to be vaccinated and vaccinated. In recent days, there has been a lot of talk about Novak Djokovic, who did not want to reveal his personal choices and questioned his presence in Melbourne.

“As things stand now, I still don’t know if I’m going to Melbourne. I don’t want to reveal whether or not I am vaccinated, it is a private matter and an inappropriate question. These days people go too far in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person, I don’t want to participate in this war.”