Novak Djokovic set to defend Wimbledon title; COVID-19 vaccination not mandatory

Apr 26, 2022

Novak Djokovic will be allowed to defend his Wimbledon title after organisers at the All England Club said players will not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to compete at the tournament.

Djokovic was barred from playing at the Australian Open in January because of his unvaccinated status, which also prevented him from playing tournaments in the United States last month.

But All England Club CEO Sally Bolton announced that unvaccinated players can compete at Wimbledon, and they will not need to quarantine on arrival ahead of the tournament, which begins June 27.

"The requirements set up do not include mandatory vaccination," Bolton said at a news conference on Tuesday. "It will not be a condition of entry for the championships this year."

Source: ESPN
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