Tennis star Novak Djokovic, who has won 17 grand slam titles over the course of his career and is currently ranked number one in the world in men’s tennis, has revealed he is “opposed to vaccination.”
He revealed that if getting a future Coronavirus vaccine becomes necessary for him to be able to compete in any upcoming tennis tournaments he would “have to make a decision.”
“Personally, I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” the 32-year-old athlete said during a Facebook live chat Sunday with Serbian athletes (via TMZ).
“But, if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know,” he added. “Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet.”
Novak actually almost retired from the game once before.