After lifting the Wimbledon trophy to the sky for the seventh time in his career, Novak Djokovic focused on the calendar that he will try to follow in the last part of the season. He said: "I will go on vacation and rest for the next two weeks.
Then I will wait for good news from the US. I would like to play the US Open. I am not vaccinated and I am not going to get vaccinated now. The only good news that could come from the United States concerns the rules for entry into the country.
" Considering the rules in force in the United States, which oblige travelers to present a complete vaccination cycle at the border, the Serbian would not have the opportunity to participate in the American Masters 1000 and, above all, the US Open.
Journalist Ben Rothenberg analyzed the situation of the Serbian champion by launching yet another provocation against him. Rothenberg has always adopted a critical attitude towards Djokovic.
Harsh attack against Djokovic: Jelena defends her husband
On Twitter Rothenberg wrote: "Unless there are sudden changes in US immigration rules, Wimbledon will be Djokovic’s last Grand Slam of the year.
The United States requires vaccination for foreign citizens to enter and Djokovic has firmly ruled out vaccination, establishing himself as an anti-vax posterboy." Jelena Djokovic, wife of Novak, did not like the last sentence of the tweet, who decided to intervene to clarify an important issue: "Excuse me.
I would just like to point out that you have labeled him as an anti-vax posterboy for any reason. He just talked about his personal choice. I understand that his choice is his. I'm saying that his decision not to get vaccinated, which limits his ability to participate in some tournaments, has made him, unwittingly or not, a great icon of the anti-vax movement.
I believe that every citizen, especially public figures, has a duty to act responsibly with public health actions and messages during the pandemic and Djokovic, for the champion he is and the influence he has, has deeply disappointed me.
You are creating a critical narrative that fits your purpose very well. Novak is simply choosing what's best for his body. He won't play any tournaments for this choice and he accepted it. Thank you for sharing your beliefs.
I hope you don't get judged for them and then become a posterboy for hate and bullying. You're an influential figure too, please don't continue to disappoint, unless that's your role."