20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic believes everyone should have a freedom of choice in everything in life. Djokovic has been in the centre of the vaccination topic ever since Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said he's planning to ban unvaccinated players from competing at the Australian Open.
Djokovic, a record nine-time Australian Open champion, has refused to reveal his vaccination status because he believes that's a personal matter. Previously, Djokovic said he would not like to be forced into vaccination.
"But this time I must agree with him that the freedom of choice is essential for everyone, whether it’s me or somebody else. Doesn’t really matter whether it’s vaccination or anything else in life. You should have the freedom to choose, to decide what you want to do.
In this particular case, what you want to put in your body," Djokovic said, per Tennis Up To Date. "I have been always a proponent of that and always a supporter of freedom of choice, and I will be always supporting that because freedom is essential for I’d say a happy and prosperous life."
Nick Kyrgios thinks Djokovic is bigger than Kyrie Irving
NBA star Irving hasn't played at all this season because he has refused to take the vaccine. The Brooklyn Nets sent Irving home after he refused to get the vaccine.
Irving believes no one should be forced into taking the vaccine and he reportedly wants to "the voice for the voiceless." "I mean, look Kyrie is huge but Novak’s on a whole different level to Kyrie.
Like, I think tennis globally, is way bigger,” Kyrgios said on the "No Boundaries" podcast. "Guys, I know for a fact that Novak’s bigger. Like I know for a fact like bro, this guy is like the king of Serbia. Like, think how big that place and Europe is in general."