Novak Djokovic had to play intermittently in 2022, held back by constant problems due to the decision not to get vaccinated for the Covid-19. This choice led Nole to be excluded from the Australian Open and the US Open, a situation that was really hard to digest and that slowed Nole in the Grand Slam race against great rivals Roger Federer and especially Rafael Nadal, who in the meantime had flown to 22 Grand Prix titles.
Slam. A difficult situation to face also because, in recent months, Djokovic has been in the crosshairs of critics. The choice not to take the vaccine has led to numerous criticisms of the Serbian and Nole has recently returned to talk about it.
The winner of the ATP Tel Aviv tournament, returned to the court after months of absence, he returned to the Laver Cup, but it was not an official commitment, came back to talk about the choice not to get vaccinated. He said: "I always remain faithful to my values and the things I believe in.
I believe in freedom of choice and I think everyone should be able to choose what to do with their body, that's why I made her decision. This meant I had to miss two Grand Slam tournaments and I was aware of it from the very beginning.
from the beginning. I have decided to accept the consequences, but I will always be true to what I believe in."
Novak Djokovic and the relationship with the media
During the conference, Nole talked about the relationship with the media, declaring that from the beginning he expected not to expect great treatment.
Here are his words about it: "This year the media has created a lot of negative spotlight on me and the media has not been kind to me, but I kind of expected it, they behave like that. So you just have to face that and swallow this bite, I just have to go out on the court and do what I do best, which is to play tennis."
Djokovic recently won the Tel Aviv tournament and returning to this the Serbian athlete said: "It is very important to win the most consecutive matches to increase my confidence and my feelings. In the last three months I have hardly ever played, Wimbledon was my last tournament and so I need to play and win." Nole will be busy this week in Kazakhstan where he will play the Astana tournament.