World Number 7 Matteo Berrettini has spoken in favour of the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory and for the ones who are taking part in the Australian Open which is scheduled to commence from next month.
On Monday, the Italian player spoke in support of the mandatory vaccination at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year and told to Italy’s Sportface website. “I have been vaccinated and from that moment things have got better. I think that the request of the Australian Open Government is sensible.”
A lot of players spoke questionable statements about vaccination including Stefanos Tsitsipas who sparked controversy at the Cincinnati Masters. The player had said that he won’t get it done until it becomes mandatory while players want to partake at the ATP Tour. The statement by the player wasn’t liked by the Greek government and he was later criticised for what he said. After the critiques, World Number 3 from Greek decided to talk some positive about it and said to Antenna TV, “It will certainly happen this year.” World Number 1 Novak Djokovic also comes into doubt as the Serbian hasn’t yet uttered anything about his vaccination status.
Berrettini has supported the conclusion and told that the player doesn’t wish to be quarantined for two weeks as he did at previous year’s Australian Open. He doesn’t wish to see anyone being isolated like people faced in 2021. “For me, getting vaccinated is the right thing to do to get the world going again,” he said, reports Reuters.