Tennis: Novak Djokovic ‘playing by his own rules’, says Stefanos Tsitsipas

World number one Novak Djokovic has been “playing by his own standards” and has put his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title in danger by not after Australia’s COVID-19 inoculation necessities, world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas said on Thursday.

Djokovic was remembered for the Australian Open draw on Thursday, however vulnerability looms over his interest with the public authority yet to choose whether to drop his visa briefly time over worries about his clinical exclusion from Australia’s antibody command.

The 34-year-old, an antibody doubter, fuelled broad annoyance in Australia when he declared he was going to Melbourne with a clinical exception from necessities for guests to be immunized against COVID-19.

The Australian Border Force said his exclusion was invalid and he was held at a movement confinement inn, yet a court later permitted him to remain on grounds that authorities had been “preposterous” at his meeting in a seven-hour process in the evening.

“Without a doubt, he’s been playing by his own standards and has been doing what relatively few players had the guts to do, particularly after the ATP declared specific measures for players to enter the nation,” Greece’s Tsitsipas told India’s WION news channel.

“Nobody truly figured they could come to Australia unvaccinated and not after the conventions it takes a ton of setting out to do and putting the Grand Slam in danger, which I don’t figure numerous players would do.”

The ATP, which oversees men’s tennis, has said 97 of the best 100 male players are immunized. American world number 93 Tennys Sandgren told journalists recently that he had pulled out of the Australian Open because of the antibody order and he picked not to apply for a clinical exception.

Inquired as to whether Djokovic ought to shield his title at Melbourne Park one week from now as his visa adventure proceeds, Tsitsipas said: “There are two methods for checking out it. One side of it is that pretty much each and every player is completely inoculated and have followed the conventions to play in Australia.”On the other hand, it appears to be not every person is carrying on reasonably a tiny greater part decided to follow their own particular manner, which sort of makes the greater part look like nitwits.”

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