Having missed the Australian Open obviously did not serve as a lesson to him, but let us at least recognize that Novak Djokovic has some consistency in his thinking.

A month after his tragicomic expulsion from Australia for trying to play the tournament on a medical exemption (a positive Covid test) to no avail, the Serb said in a BBC interview that the episode didn't have him. convinced to get vaccinated.

Not sure to play Roland-Garros

“Because decision-making principles about my body are more important than any title or anything else, I try to be in tune with my body as much as possible.

tried to explain the world number one, who added that he had "always been an excellent student of well-being, well-being, health and nutrition".

Believing that his results on the circuit proved him right on this point, the Djoker says he is ready to miss the big tournaments which would require vaccination.

“If that's the price to pay, I accept it,” he answers the question of whether he will be able to play Roland-Garros and Wimbledon, the next two Grand Slams on the program.

The Serb, who has invested in a company at the forefront of the fight against Covid, however, refuses to be associated with the anti-vax movement and does not completely rule out vaccination in the future: "I keep my mind open and I know that we are all collectively trying to get out of this pandemic”.

Here is one who will be particularly interested to know if the health pass will still be compulsory in France at the end of May.


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