Tennis organization ATP after Djokovic soap: 'Harmful for sport'

Due to problems with his visa, the world’s number 1 was initially not allowed to enter Australia and he was placed in a so-called quarantine hotel. The judge has now decided that the Serb is still allowed to enter the country and participate in the Australian Open.

Djokovic has not been vaccinated against the corona virus, but thought he would be allowed to enter the country due to an infection contracted in December. “The confusion that has arisen underscores the need for greater clarity, better communication and greater understanding,” ATP said. “From all parties. Obviously, Novak thought he had the necessary medical clearance. The authorities thought otherwise. A very strange turn of events. This must be prevented in the future.”

“This is also extremely undesirable for the well-being of the player and his preparation for the tournament,” the organization continued, which says it is not directly involved in such matters. “But we have been in constant contact with the Australian Tennis Federation to contribute to a solution.”

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