Amid the coronavirus pandemic, traveling has become the biggest challenge worldwide. Tennis professionals, they spend a lot of time on airplanes and traveling is part of their job. But now, with the on-going situations playing around the globe seems impossible for the moment. Getting injected into a travel vaccine might solve the issue. However, World Number one Novak Djokovic‘s refusal to get vaccinated has earned him some criticism.
Novak Djokovic’s take
“Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel. But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter, and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know,” Djokovic said.
World Number 156 Denis Istomin who defeat Djokovic in the second round of Australian Open, backs the Serbian’s take on the COVID-19 travel vaccine. He mentioned, the players have the liberty to decide on their vaccination needs.
“Let them accuse me too then! I agree with Novak! There cannot be a compulsory vaccine. Every person should be able to decide whether they want to get vaccinated or not,” Istomin told UBI Tennis.
Previously, World Number one Djokovic was criticized for his misconception and the American Andy Roddick didn’t agree with what he said. Also, the Serbian healthcare officials disagreed with his opinion.
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Later, Novak clarified that he has the leverage to decide what’s best for his body. Presently the Serb is confused regarding his take on the vaccine. He’ll continue to research and make up his mind for the potentially compulsory vaccine for the coronavirus.
This week, Novak traveled from Spain to his Serbian residence, and very soon he’ll be seen on the tennis courts as he signed up to play at the Ardia Tour event.