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Personally against vaccination: Djoko

By The Assam Tribune

BELGRADE, April 20: Novak Djokovic has said he would be against a compulsory coronavirus vaccination if it became a requirement for tennis players to travel to tournaments.

�Personally I�m against vaccination. I wouldn�t like that someone forces me to get a vaccine in order to be able to travel,� the world number one said late on Sunday.

The Serbian star was speaking from Spain, where he is in lockdown with his family, in a video conference held on his Facebook for Orthodox Easter.

�We (players) will have to travel. I think it will be the number one challenge,� the 32-year-old said.

�If it (vaccination) will become compulsory what will happen? I will have to take a decision,� on whether to get a vaccine or not, he said.

�This is my opinion at the moment. Whether it will change I don�t know.�

There is currently no vaccine for the virus that has claimed some 165,000 lives around the globe, though labs around the world are racing to develop a treatment.

Like the rest of the sporting world, tennis has been on pause since early March, with the ATP and WTA Tours suspended until mid-July at the earliest and Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II.

Djokovic estimated tournaments would not restart �before September or October�. � AFP

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Personally against vaccination: Djoko

BELGRADE, April 20: Novak Djokovic has said he would be against a compulsory coronavirus vaccination if it became a requirement for tennis players to travel to tournaments.

�Personally I�m against vaccination. I wouldn�t like that someone forces me to get a vaccine in order to be able to travel,� the world number one said late on Sunday.

The Serbian star was speaking from Spain, where he is in lockdown with his family, in a video conference held on his Facebook for Orthodox Easter.

�We (players) will have to travel. I think it will be the number one challenge,� the 32-year-old said.

�If it (vaccination) will become compulsory what will happen? I will have to take a decision,� on whether to get a vaccine or not, he said.

�This is my opinion at the moment. Whether it will change I don�t know.�

There is currently no vaccine for the virus that has claimed some 165,000 lives around the globe, though labs around the world are racing to develop a treatment.

Like the rest of the sporting world, tennis has been on pause since early March, with the ATP and WTA Tours suspended until mid-July at the earliest and Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II.

Djokovic estimated tournaments would not restart �before September or October�. � AFP