Tournament director Craig Tiley said player selection would not be affected
There will be no players who do not have vaccination records at the Australian Open because of the H1N1 virus, say tournament organisers.
The virus has affected players and executives at leading golf events around the world including the Masters and PGA.
Tournament director Craig Tiley said: “Any player who has not had the mandatory vaccinations will not be selected.”
He added: “There is nothing we can do to look after the unvaccinated.”
Tiley added that player doctor appointments would be made before the tournament, which starts on 16 January, and any unvaccinated players would then have to explain how they could have not been vaccinated at the time.
Tiley also said Australia’s Rod Laver Arena, home to the men’s semi-finals and final of the Open, would have new security measures in place for the six months leading up to the tournament.
“We have been reviewing the security at the event for the last few months to ensure the Perth Arena meets the standards of a major international tennis event,” he said.