Djokovic might not get the chance to pursue his 21st grand slam title at the Australian Open when play begins in Melbourne on Jan. 17 given his situation. Why is that?
The 34-year-old world number one would be bidding for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne in January, but he has refused to say if he has been jabbed against coronavirus.
The Victoria state government's no-vaccine, no-play edict means that the Australian Open will become the first Grand Slam tournament to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for the players.
Australia is preparing to re-open its international borders for the first time in more than 18 months but it'll be a gradual, state-by-state process starting next month and based on vaccination rates.