Amid a buildup dominated by the Novak Djokovic vaccine saga, PA Media’s tennis correspondent Eleanor Crooks joins Eoin Connolly to preview the Australian Open.
In the latest episode of the SportsPro Podcast they discuss how the men’s world number one’s Covid stance will affect his standing in the game, how the issue has been received by other players and fans, as well as the implications sports bodies in creating vaccination policy.
The conversation also covers broader themes in the business of tennis, from competition in the calendar to how the Women’s Tennis Assocation (WTA) will cover the fallout from the alleged 2021 disappearance of Chinese star Peng Shuai.
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