Indian tennis teen slams Australian Open ‘double standards’

New Delhi – Aman Dahiya was disallowed from the certifying occasion of the jr Australian Open due to the fact that he had actually not been stabbed

A 17-year-old Indian tennis gamer stated Wednesday he really felt “harmed” at being refuted entrance to the Australian Open for being unvaccinated versus Covid-19, while globe No. 1 Novak Djokovic obtained a clinical exception.

All individuals at the Melbourne competition, which begins on January 17, have to be stabbed or have a clinical exception, which is given just after evaluation by 2 panels of independent professionals.

Amongst those excused was Djokovic, that has actually consistently declined to verify if he has actually been inoculated.

Yet Aman Dahiya was disallowed from the certifying occasion of the jr Australian Open due to the fact that he had actually not been stabbed.

India made Covid inoculations offered for individuals aged in between 15 and also 18 from January 3 and also Dahiya, positioned 78 in the ITF junior positions, is still awaiting his initial shot.

In an e-mail seen by AFP, the competition’s clinical exception panel turned down Dahiya’s demand and also created: “Under present Australian standards, the candidate would certainly be thought about qualified for inoculation and also consequently does not get approved for exception.”

” I really felt harmed after Djokovic was permitted to play and also while I was refuted entrance for the exact same point,” Dahiya stated. “The regulation must coincide for all. This is dual requirements.”

Dahiya’s train Jignesh Rawal stated the gamer was missing out on the possibility of a life time to use the most significant phase as a result of a severe phone call.

” We assumed they are extremely rigorous yet we saw they enable Djokovic that did not have one vaccination,” Rawal stated.

” In an easy e-mail they stated ‘you can not come’ yet Mr. Djokovic you can due to the fact that you are well-known. I appreciate Djokovic yet the regulation need to stay the exact same for everybody.”

Rawal stated Dahiya originates from a simple history in the north state of Haryana, his papa making concerning 10,000 rupees ($ 134) a month.

On The Other Hand there has actually been an extreme reaction in Australia over Djokovic’s entrance to protect his title in Melbourne.

Event principal Craig Tiley stated that the protecting champ had actually been provided “no unique favour” yet prompted the Serbian to disclose why he obtained the exception, to calm public temper.

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