Australian Open: Pierre-Hugues Herbert reveals he is not vaccinated and will miss Grand Slam | Tennis News

Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert says he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus, so he will miss the Australian Open in January; “On the other hand it is a personal choice not to be vaccinated”

Last updated: 11/21/21 13:09


Pierre-Hugues Herbert will miss the Australian Open in January

Pierre-Hugues Herbert has revealed that he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus and will not play next month’s Australian Open.

Tournament officials last month confirmed that all players must be vaccinated in order to compete in Melbourne with the tournament starting on Monday 17 January.

Herbert (right) played doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon in 2019

Herbert (right) played doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon in 2019

Herbert was quoted as saying in French Alsace: “Personally, I am not vaccinated and travel to Australia was not an option for me.

“It is certain that since I could not go there without being vaccinated, it necessarily complicated things. And there is not only Australia. Today there is the United States, Austria … It is a rather complex subject. .

“On the other hand, it’s a personal choice not to get vaccinated.”

Herbert and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut were champions in the men’s doubles at the 2019 Australian Open.

They won their fifth Grand Slam title as a duo at this year’s French Open.

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