Novak Djokovic has been accused of double standards after reportedly issuing a list of protocol changes to Australian Open boss Craig Tiley.— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) January 17, 2021
On Sunday night, tennis stars flew into Melbourne for the Australian Open. Someone on the plan tested positive for COVID-19 and now reported 72 players have to quarantine for 14 days.
Update: The Australian Open said that there were 58 people on the flight and 25 were players. 25 players are in quarantine.
#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2021
Spanish tennis website Punto de Break reported that Novak Djokovic sent a letter to the Australian Open tournament director, Craig Tiley. Djokovic asked for new restrictions for the players.
Some of them include:
— Fitness and training material in all rooms.
— Decent food for elite athletes, following players taking aim at the meals on offer.
— Reduce the days of isolation for players in quarantine and carry out more tests to confirm they are negative.
The proposals went viral and social media was quick to call out Djokovic for the June Adria Tour. Back in June, he tested positive for COVID-19 after the tennis exhibition was held without any social distancing measures.
Proposals reportedly made by Novak Djokovic to #ausopen boss Craig Tiley for players, in particular those in isolation.— Shane McInnes (@shanemcinnes) January 17, 2021
Points 3 to 6 have zero chance of happening. Absolutely none.
And, it’s fair to say Djokovic’s opinion on Covid-19 protocols count for zilch. https://t.co/2ICl9HTuJY
You know who we shouldn’t be listening to about covid protocols for a tennis tournament?— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottlieb) January 17, 2021
... Novak ‘Adria Tour’ Djokovic. https://t.co/3b8zCpzzOV
I hope Djokovic gets a true Australian answer to his letter... Yeah Nah— Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) January 17, 2021
Last person in the world I'd be taking advice on COVID protocols https://t.co/rljJFRDwCk