Novak Djokovic ‘ANTI-VACCINE’ Stand – No Kick for Djokovic: Men’s tennis world number one Novak Djokovic is set to miss Wimbledon, Roland-Garros – but won’t get a shot. According to Djokovic, he’s ready to pass up his chance to become the most decorated tennis player in the world, but won’t get bitten. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Djokovic said he could miss out on future trophies rather than being forced to get a COVID-19 shot. Follow ATP Tour Live updates on InsideSport.IN
The 20-time Grand Slam champion said he should not be associated with the anti-vax movement but added that he supports an individual’s freedom of choice.
The Serb was asked if he would sacrifice his participation in competitions such as Wimbledon and the French Open over his stance on the vaccine. “Yes, that’s the price I’m willing to pay. Djokovic told BBC News.
Novak Djokovic ‘ANTI-VACCINE’ Stand: World No. 1 Djokovic ‘willing to sacrifice Wimbledon, Frenchman but won’t take Covid Jab’
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Last month, Novak Djokovic sat out the Australian Open 2022 as he was kicked out by the Australian government after a dispute over his vaccination status. Djokovic had his visa revoked twice when he was eventually deported by the Australian government.
“I have never been against vaccination” he added and confirmed that he had had vaccinations as a child. Djokovic added: “But I’ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.”
ATP Tour: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic ‘willing’ to sacrifice trophies but won’t get stung for COVID vaccine – check
When asked why he was giving up the chance to win more Grand Slams, Djokovic replied:
“Because the principles of decision-making on my body are more important than any title or anything else. I try to be in tune with my body as much as possible.
Novak Djokovic is expected to return to action at the Dubai Tennis Championships this month. The Serb is also on the entry list for the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 in California starting next month.
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