Russian star Andrey Rublev has confirmed he will be vaccinated ahead of the Australian Open.

Rublev said he didn’t want to undergo strict quarantine measures in Melbourne like last year – or even miss the event completely, and reversed his decision to stay unvaccinated.

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke confirmed today that all visitors to Australia will be required to receive both vaccinations against the virus before being permitted entry.

“If you don’t take a vaccine, just sit in the room for two weeks and that’s it,” Andrey Rublev said.

“In my case, I’ll be vaccinated. And who doesn’t want to, I think, will miss the tournament.

“The situation with Australia is such that if players want to participate without quarantine, they must be vaccinated.”