Novak Djokovic has revealed he is an anti-vaxxer and that it could get in the way of his return to competitive tennis once the sport resumes from the coronavirus pandemic.
The men’s tennis world number one admitted his opposition to vaccinations, saying “I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine” and that if it were made compulsory he would have to make a decision.
Prominent figures in tennis have said all players should be vaccinated when competition starts again, provided a vaccination against COVID-19 is produced by then.
But speaking during a live Facebook discussion with several fellow Serbian athletes, Djokovic said: “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.
“But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision.
“I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know.