Novak Djokovic’s father accuses Novak Djokovic of attempting to extort money by insisting that all Australian Open players get vaccinated. This hint suggests his son won’t be participating in the tournament.

  • Srdjan Dajokovic stated that there was a element of “blackmail” in the jabbing demands 
  • The Australian Open is only open to vaccinated participants 
  • Novak Novak is Novak’s Serbian No 1 son, and he is anti-vaccination.
  • His stance is threatening his presence at the Open 2022 in January. 

Novak Djokovic’s father suggested that his son might not be playing in the Australian Open because of the requirement for everyone to get vaccinated.

Srdjan Jokoovic said Sunday that there was an element ‘blackmailing’ the No.1 world player.

Djokovic Snr stated that he won’t play if he is subject to these conditions and blackmail. He said, “I wouldn’t do it, but he’s my child, so you can decide for yourself whether he is going or not.”

Novak Djokovic's dad has hinted his son Novak, world No 1, may not play in January's Australian Open tournament due to demands all players be vaccinated. Djokovic Sr called it 'blackmail'

Novak Djokovic Sr. has suggested that his son Novak Djokovic, the world’s No 1 tennis player may not be playing in January’s Australian Open Tournament due to vaccine demands. Djokovic Sr called the request ‘blackmail.

The Australian Open still does not know if world No 1 Novak Djokovic will defend his title

It is still unknown if Novak Djokovic, the world number one tennis player, will defend his title at the Australian Open. 

Djokovic is adamantly not a committal person, but his father has a history with outspoken comment that does sometimes come true.

Craig Tiley, Australian Open president has stated that the tournament will proceed as planned, in spite of the changing situation surrounding the Omicron version.

Melbourne health authorities may be looking at reintroducing the 14-day quarantine to protect overseas travelers. This would severely impact plans.

Tournament director Craig Tiley (right) has spoken to Djokovic but does not know if he will play

Craig Tiley, the tournament director (right), has talked to Djokovic and does not yet know whether he will be playing.