Australia Open chief Craig Tiley has said on Wednesday that he is confident about Rafael Nadal’s participation in the mega tournament despite the Spaniard tested positive for COVID-19.
“I am confident Rafa will be here,” the Australian Open chief told reporters.
On Monday, Nadal had stated that he was experiencing ‘unpleasant moments’ after testing positive. Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya, too, tested positive on Wednesday.
Tiley also stated that he is hopeful of nine-time champion Novak Djokovic will attend the event but admitted he doesn’t know his vaccination status.
“If Novak shows up at the Australian Open, he’ll either be vaccinated or he’ll have a medical exemption.” Tiley commented.
“Medically, he doesn’t talk to anyone about it. I’m not going to ask Novak that, it’s none of my business. I will know that (he fulfills) one of those conditions,” he said.