Australian Open fans criticized for booing Covid-19 vaccine announcement

    Tennis Australia president Jayne Hrdlicka speaks following the men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev at the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne on February 21, 2021.

    (CNN)Australia's government has condemned the "disgusting" behavior of spectators at the Australian Open tennis tournament Sunday, after sections of the crowd loudly booed a speech praising the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.

    The negative reaction occurred during an awards ceremony following Novak Djokovic's victory over Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles final, which saw the Serb claim his ninth Australian Open and 18th grand slam title.
    Audible boos could be heard throughout the Melbourne crowd of approximately 7,400 during a speech by Tennis Australia chief Jayne Hrdlicka, in which she suggested now was a time for "optimism and