Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic said that he is willing to not take part in any of the tournaments if he is asked to be vaccinated. World No.1 men’s tennis player said in a statement “that is the price he is willing to pay” because “the principles of decision making on my body are more important than any title or anything else”.
When asked if he would take part in the tournaments like the French Open and Wimbledon if there is a condition of getting vaccinated, Djokovic answered in the affirmative.
“Yes, that is the price that I’m willing to pay,” he said.
“The principles of decision making on my body are more important than any title or anything else. I’m trying to be in tune with my body as much as I possibly can,” added the Serbian tennis star.
Djokovic made it clear somehow that he is not against vaccination.
“I was never against vaccination. I understand that globally, everyone is trying to put a big effort into handling this virus and seeing, hopefully, an end soon to this virus.”
There was huge drama at the season-opening Grand Slam in Australia. Djokovic’s visa was canceled last month ahead of the Australian Open over his Covid-19 vaccination status and later on he flew out of Melbourne after failing in a last-gasp bid to stay following a protracted legal battle with Australian authorities.