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news.com.au 21 Nov, 2021 01:30 am

Australian Open vaccination mandate: Novak Djokovic reacts to Covid-19 rule, ATP Finals vs Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev

Australian Open vaccination mandate: Novak Djokovic reacts to Covid-19 rule, ATP Finals vs Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev
Alexander Zverev downed Novak Djokovic in a thrilling last-four clash to end the world number one’s bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and set up a final against Daniil Medvedev.

It was a disappointing end to a remarkable season for Djokovic, who fell one match short of becoming the first man to win a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969 when he lost the US Open final to Medvedev.” On Saturday Tennis Australia made it official that unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete in January’s grand slam, posing some awkward questions for Djokovic.“He’s a Grand Slam champion and I’m Olympic gold medallist and maybe we both put that on the line tomorrow,” he said.Alexander Zverev downed Novak Djokovic in a thrilling last-four clash to end the world number one’s bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and set up a final against Daniil Medvedev.

(Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP) Earlier, world number two Medvedev cruised past Casper Ruud in the first semi-final, winning 6-4 6-2.The world number three saw two break points of his own come and go in the next game as the opener went to a tie-break.

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