Former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza thinks sooner or later everyone will have to get vaccinated and added the Novak Djokovic situation doesn't benefit tennis. After landing in Melbourne on January 5, Djokovic was detained at the airport for nine hours before the Australian Border Force cancelled his visa.
Djokovic was then transported to an immigration hotel, where he spent the next few days. Djokovic appealed the decision and on Monday the judge reinstated Djokovic's visa. However, the situation isn't over as Australian immigration Premier Alex Hawke could still decide to cancel the Serb's visa.
"Sooner or later we all have to get vaccinated so I don't know why so much controversy, it's (Djokovic's) a show that doesn't benefit tennis at all," said Muguruza, per Sportskeeda. “I am vaccinated and I have no problem saying it.
The truth is to get into a little dangerous grass, but I am vaccinated and happy to do it, I don't see why you have to do it differently."
Djokovic preparing for the Australian Open
After Djokovic's visa was reinstated, his brother Djordje spoke in Belgrade.
"Thank you to people all over the world, people have risen in defence of Novak, we have seen the footage in front of the detention centre. Also, thank you to Judge Kelly, who was thorough and neutral," Djordje said, per Sasa Ozmo.
"I am sure judicial system of Australia was under enormous pressure, the whole world was watching." Hours after Djokovic had his visa reinstated, he hit the practice courts at Melbourne Park. "Novak is free, he practiced on the courts.
He went there to chase another title, with the best possible intent and all the documentation," Djordje stated. Also, Djordje added that the justice has been done in Djokovic case. "Novak has been labeled many times, but all he stands for is freedom of choice. The justice has been done," Djordje Djokovic concluded.