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Tennis fans boo COVID-19 vaccination roll-out during Australian Open presentation

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Tennis fans have booed and jeered as officials thanked the Victorian Government and discussed the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out after Sunday night’s Australian Open final.

Novak Djokovic won a record ninth Australian Open crown with a straight sets win over Daniil Medvedev.

Jayne Hrdlicka, Chairwoman and Board President of Tennis Australia, copped a barrage of boos during her speech.

Djokovic has previously expressed opposition to compulsory coronavirus vaccinations for tennis players.

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3AW sports reporter Shane McInnes told 3AW Breakfast it was embarrassing for Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

“I was stunned,” he said.

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But Tony Jones said much of Ms Hrdlicka’s speech was inappropriate.

“It’s not a political platform,” he said.

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(Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

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