Borna Coric speaks on Novak Djokovic's vaccine stance, future Grand Slam chances

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Borna Coric speaks on Novak Djokovic's vaccine stance, future Grand Slam chances

Borna Coric says he respects Novak Djokovic decision not to take the vaccine and added he is not surprised the Serb not changing his stance because of the public pressure. Djokovic refused to take the vaccine before the start of the season but flew to Australian after being granted a medical exemption.

After landing in Australia, Djokovic was interrogated, had his visa canceled and was placed in detention. Eventually, Djokovic was deported from the country. In an interview with the BBC, Djokovic said he is willing to skip tournaments that introduce mandatory vaccination.

"He’s his own man, he can do what he wants. I had the vaccine, but I don’t have much to add… It is his decision and I respect it. I was not surprised, we all know how strong he is mentally, he won’t cave because of the pressure," Coric told Sasa Lugonjic, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo.

Coric tips Djokovic to win more Grand Slams

There is no guarantee that we will ever again see Djokovic at a Grand Slam tournament, but if he plays, he will be a favorite, according to Coric.

"He's got the body of a 25-year old. And a healthy one, not me, ha-ha!" Coric added.

Meanwhile, Djokovic told RTS he plans to return to the Australian Open in the future. “I will always remember all the nice things that happened for me in Melbourne.

I had a lot of professional and personal beautiful moments there. Despite all this, I have a great connection with Australia. Results that I had in Melbourne show you how I feel when I go there," Djokovic said. “Everything that has happened this year was totally unexpected.

It will be hard to forget, but I want to come back to Australia in the future and to play on Rod Laver Arena again”.