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Unvaccinated Players Welcomed To Wimbledon


Novak Djokovic and other unvaccinated players have been given the green light to compete at Wimbledon this summer.

Djokovic was denied the opportunity to defend his Australian Open title this January, with the Australian government deporting the player and revoking his visa due to his unvaccinated status. 

Although Djokovic has openly stated that he is willing to miss tournaments due to mandatory vaccination rules, Wimbledon has announced that unvaccinated players will be able to compete.

All England Club, chief executive, Sally Bolton, said: “The requirements set out by the government to enter the UK do not include mandatory vaccination, therefore whilst of course, it is encouraged, it will not be a condition of entry to compete at the Championships this year.”

Bolten also announced that while they will remain engaged with public health officials, they do not intend to implement any Covid-19 measures that were in place last year.

“We are planning to return to a normal Championships this year, so we don’t intend to implement any of the Covid-19 measures that we saw last year in any substantial fashion,” Bolten said.

“But we are, of course, keeping it on our radar in case we need to take further action when we continue to engage with DCMS, public health officials and with other sports.

“But this means that players will be able to return to their own choice of accommodation. 

“We will see full capacity crowds for the whole event, and we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome back the wider tennis family to Wimbledon this year,” Bolten said. 

The tournament will take place from 27th June to 10th July this year. 

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