The 20-time Grand Slam winner went on record stating he is “willing to pay” the price of losing out on potential Grand Slam events due to being unvaccinated.
Last month, Djokovic was banned from the Australian Open due to his vaccination status, despite the many appeals alluding to his possible exemption. As the mandates stand, he is set to also miss out on Wimbledon and the French Open.
Vocalizing what his father mentioned publicly months prior he stated his stance isn’t anti-vaxxer, but supporting the freedom of choice.
The no.1 ranked star joins the likes of Basketball star Kyrie Irving with the public stance, as both stars opt to compete wherever the COVID-19 vaccine will not be mandatory in both cases, hindering championship odds and perhaps, their public image as well.
Djokovic is one trophy shy of tying Rafael Nadal, who sits with the most Grand Slams all-time at 21 after the Spaniard won the Australian Open last month.