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Stefanos Tsitsipas refuses to take vaccine unless it becomes mandatory on tour

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he has not had a Covid-19 vaccine yet.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas says he has not had a Covid-19 vaccine but.



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World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas mentioned he would solely get the Covid-19 vaccine if it grew to become mandatory to compete in tennis.

While the boys’s ATP Tour has publicly inspired gamers to get vaccinated, the 23-year-old Greek is amongst those that nonetheless have reservations.

“No one has advised me something. No one has made it a mandatory factor to be vaccinated,” he advised reporters, when requested if he would search a vaccine whereas competing within the U.S.

“At some level I’ll have to, I’m fairly certain about it, however thus far it hasn’t been mandatory to compete, so I haven’t accomplished it, no,” added Tsitsipas, who obtained a first-round bye within the Masters 1000 match in Cincinnati.

He reached the French Open remaining in June however suffered a shock, first-round exit at Wimbledon, the place he advised reporters he discovered it difficult to dwell and compete within the Covid-19 “bubble.”

The Covid-19 vaccine has divided opinion inside tennis.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic mentioned in April he hoped the Covid-19 vaccine wouldn’t change into mandatory for gamers to compete and has declined to reply questions relating to his personal vaccination standing.

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