With the epic battle against the Australian government in January, Novak Djokovic eventually had to leave the country after he lost his court case a second time to get his visa back. The court ruled in favor of the Australian government, thus deporting Novak and banning him for 3 years before his first match at 2022 Australian Open where he is the 3 time defending champion.
Novak disappointedly accepted the decision and chose not to comment further as he left the country on January 16th to return to his home in Belgrade, where he received a hero’s welcome for standing up. against the government for not allowing Djokovic because he exercised his free will to not get vaccinated against Covid-19 even though Australia mandates all foreigners get it.
Novak finally tackled the whole thing in an interview with the BBC where he gave his perspective on why he has selected to remain unvaccinated fight against the virus and he is willing to miss tournaments including Grand Slams if the host countries are required to get vaccinated.
With his comments causing quite a mixed reaction, Patrick Mouratoglou‘s coach Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas and many other top players on both the WTA and ATP Tours, offered his personal views on Djokovic’s decision to remain unvaccinated in the face of deportation.
“So I would think that after what happened in Australia, he would say, ‘Okay, I can be the all-time great, I really have a big shot for that. . I accept vaccinations. Plus, if I do that, people won’t be against me anymore. But he did the opposite. I think someone who has always supported his beliefs, even though the majority of people are against him, deserves full respect no matter what your opinion on the subject is,” Mouratoglou said in an Instagram post.
Novak Djokovic can really make it to the 2022 Wimbledon Championships
Djokovic is a 3-time Wimbledon Champion and has won titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021 (the 2020 edition has been canceled due to the Pandemic). His victory in the 2021 edition makes him the 3rd man behind close rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won 20 Grand Slam titles although Nadal took the lead with his 21st major win at the 2022 Australian Open.
With a new set of French government policies set to ban unvaccinated foreigners from entering the country, reports have emerged that Britain is set to follow the same rules that Djokovic missed out on. champion. However, under current policy, vaccinations are not made mandatory and the Serbian is likely to join the All England Club for Wimbledon Championships 2022.
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