Serbian doctor criticizes Djokovic for not getting vaccinated

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Serbian doctor criticizes Djokovic for not getting vaccinated

During a recent interview on the portal, Dr Zoran Gojkovic, a member of the Serbian government's crisis staff, threw a stab at the 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic. Gojkovic said: "To be honest, I am very sorry that Novak Djokovic has chosen not to get vaccinated.

If someone like him had been vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have encouraged many people to do the same. Either way, it's a personal decision he's free to make. However, I would like to underline that I am not in favor of this choice."

Speaking to Eurosport, also Justine Henin talked about the Djokovic's case. She said: "It is not easy to issue a verdict, because the privacy of the player is involved. Nole made a number of mistakes, but she went to Australia after receiving concrete guarantees.

He was told that the exemption he was in possession of would ensure his entry into the country. Djokovic was not ready to handle a situation of that type."

Novak Djokovic's issue

Novak Djokovic tried to enter Australia with a medical exemption, but it turned out to be a mess that lasted for two weeks.

The world's number 1 was detained at the airport and his visa revoked before being transferred to a refugee hotel. Despite having won the first appeal before Judge Anthony Kelly, the Serbian phenomenon was 'hit' by the discretion of the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke.

The latter decided to cancel his visa for the second time a few days before the start of the Australian Open. The three federal court judges confirmed the visa revocation order and Nole was forced to leave the country on Sunday.

Djokovic's choice not to get vaccinated risks affecting his entire season, given the recent news from the United States and France. If one between Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev were to triumph in Melbourne, the 34-year-old from Belgrade would lose the top spot in the ATP ranking.