Novak Djokovic: Folks tried to label me as anti-vaccine and I am for it

Novak Djokovic is already fascinated with subsequent season and his problem to win the title of the Australian Open, which might put extra distance between him and Rafael Nadal within the race for extra ‘Grand Slam’.

The world primary, in his newest interview for the CBS 60 Minutes programme, spoke of his refusal to be vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus, which brought about him to overlook many tournaments, and made it clear that “folks tried to model me as anti-vaccine after I’m not. I’m in favour of vaccines in the identical manner that I’m in favour of freedom of alternative.

The tournaments that Djokovic missed for not being vaccinated

  • Australian Open 2022
  • Indian Wells 2022
  • Miami 2022
  • Canada 2022
  • Cincinnati 2022
  • US Open 2022
  • Indian Wells 2023
  • Miami 2023

Djokovic additionally spoke about his rivalry with Nadal and Roger Federer, with whom he shaped the historic ‘Large Three’ of the game: “I’ve monumental respect for them, that is what I can say. We aren’t pals as a result of we’re rivals and you may’t share sure issues that would go in opposition to you. I might love to have the ability to have dinner with Rafa and Roger shortly”.

Pre-season in Dubai

The 24-time main champion, who rested for a couple of days at his house in Marcella on the finish of the Davis Cup finals in Malaga, will spend his pre-season in Dubai together with his compatriot Hamad Medjedovic, the current winner of the Subsequent Gen Finals in Jeddah.

He’ll then journey to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to play an exhibition with Carlos Alcaraz on 27 December. It will likely be a technical cease on his approach to Australia. He’ll play the United Cup in defence of Serbia. The venue for the Balkan staff’s matches will likely be Perth.

Djokovic will open on December 31 in opposition to China’s Zhizhen Zhang.

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