Novak Djokovic is still uncertain whether he will take part in the 2022 Australian Open but will soon decide, he said after Serbia’s Davis Cup defeat.
The ATP has been criticised for failing to back the WTA by suspending tournaments in China, while Tennis Australia commended the WTA’s leadership and their “protection of the rights of players”.
- by Phil Lutton and Sam Phillips
Sam Stosur is back on court preparing for what could be her last Australian Open and she has expressed concern about the wellbeing of Chinese star Peng Shuai, who remains cut off from the tennis world.
- by Roy Ward
Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan says the world No.1 will probably not compete in next year’s Australian Open and has described the restrictions and requirements in place due to COVID-19 as “blackmail”.
- by Claire Siracusa
Australian Open boss Craig Tiley expects vaccination rates among tennis professionals to climb to at least 95 per cent by January.
- by Scott Spits
Sydney will host two weeks of elite tennis in January ahead of the Australian Open, with the ATP Cup a possible first stop for Novak Djokovic if he travels.
- by Phil Lutton
The issue came to a head last year, when Andy Murray accused Stefanos Tsitsipas of using bathroom breaks as a means of cheating.
- by Sam Phillips
Novak Djokovic has refused to disclose his vaccination status and says he’ll “wait and see” if he plays the Australian Open where everyone will need to be fully vaccinated.
- by Andrew Dampf
Crowds will be allowed for the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open at 100 per cent capacity this summer, after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that restrictions would ease for fully vaccinated Victorians from 11.59pm on Thursday.
- by Damien Ractliffe
Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open in January and is unlikely to return to competition until mid-2022 as he recovers from multiple knee surgeries, the former world No.1 told Swiss media.