World primary Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the ATP Cup as uncertainty over his participation within the Australian Open goes on.
The world primary, who has gained at Melbourne Park on 9 events, has repeatedly refused to say whether or not he has been vaccinated towards coronavirus having beforehand expressed hesitancy over being jabbed.
All gamers competing are required both to be vaccinated or to supply proof of medical exemption, however that won’t be made public.
Djokovic has pulled out of the 16-country workforce competitors, which is because of get beneath means in Sydney on 1 January, and has been changed by Serbian team-mate Dusan Lajovic.
Djokovic is on the entry record for the primary grand slam of 2022, the place he’s the defending champion, however whether or not he performs or not remains to be unknown.
Talking to media in Melbourne final week, event director Craig Tiley mentioned: “If Novak reveals up on the Australian Open, he’ll both be vaccinated or he’ll have a medical exemption.
“(It’s) his selection on his medical situation, it’s his option to preserve (it) private and personal like all of us would do with any situation we might or might not have. We aren’t going to pressure him or ask him to reveal that.”
France have joined the event following the withdrawal of Austria, who misplaced Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak.