Rumours have been circulating on social media about the vaccination status of Stefanos Tsitsipas only the last few days since Novak Djokovic has been holed up in a detention hotel in Melbourne after his visa was cancelled.
Only hours earlier Czech tennis player Renata Voráčová joined Novak Djokovic in being detained after her visa was also cancelled by the Australian Border Force.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently in Sydney representing Team Greece at the Sydney ATP cup and for his preparation for the Australian Open.
Greece earned its first Group D victory on Wednesday at the ATP Cup, following wins for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Michail Pervolarakis, who recorded his first tour-level victory in Sydney.
Entry Into Australia
For a Visa to Enter into Australia only those athletes who have been vaccinated with the four main vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) are eligible to participate in the Australian Open, and even the Russian one has not yet been approved by the Australian Government. The rules are so strict that doesn’t allow unvaccinated Australians to leave the country.
Only last month Tsitsipas stated “Rules are rules and are set for a purpose. Therefore, if some players decide not to follow them, it is their choice. I would not say it is right or wrong here.”I followed what was necessary for me to be in Australia,”
A journalist from Melbourne, Australia, speaking to ERT TV Greece on Friday morning about the case of the unvaccinated Novak Djokovic, revealed that Stefanos Tsitsipas got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.