Novak Djokovic reveals he's an anti-vaxxer in livestream Q&A
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic has revealed that he's an anti-vaxxer in a livestream Q&A. He said that he’s “opposed to vaccination” and “wouldn’t want to be forced” to get one to resume playing tennis.
In a Facebook livestream, the tennis superstar said: “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.”
“Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet,” he said to the other Serbian athletes in the Zoom chat.
However other tennis stars have come out and said that the sport should not be resumed unless there is a coronavirus vaccine and all athletes have been vaccinated. The World Health Organization said in a report last last week that three potential vaccines are currently being tested in clinical trials and 67 others are in earlier stages of evaluation.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has seen most sports cancelled including Tennis which has suspended all tournaments until July.
Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since World War II, and the French Open has been postponed until later in the year.