Novak Djokovic has defended his highly controversial anti-vaxxer stance but former world
No. 1 Andy Roddick questionned whether the current top-ranked tennis player would stick by those beliefs if it meant he would miss out on competing in Grand Slams.
Djokovic astonishingly said he was ‘opposed’ to ‘being forced’ to receive a coronavirus vaccination on Sunday – something that could see him unable to compete on the ATP Tour in the immediate future.
And he has defended that position, despite coming in for heavy criticism with mass vaccinations considered vital to the prevention and eradication of COVID-10. ‘Personally I am opposed to the vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be able to travel. But if it becomes compulsory, I will have to make a decision whether to do it, or not. This is my current feeling, and I don’t know if it will change, but it really influences my profession,’ Djokovic said in a statement. (Text and photo courtesy Metro)