Current world number 1, Novak Djokovic has shown a new face since the start of the pandemic. The Serbian has accumulated controversy in recent days, be it for speeches against the Covid-19 vaccine, for his emotional lack of control following his loss in the bronze medal controversy at the Tokyo Olympics. Latest controversy over tennis player banned at Melbourne airport sparks buzz as she landed for Australian Open
Athletes ardent of anti-vaccination principles have generated controversy about whether or not to participate in the tournament in Oceania, as the country has extremely tight controls on the new coronavirus pandemic (and Djokovic may not have been vaccinated, making his entry into Australia impossible) .)
The athlete also received a special release to participate in the tournament, but problems with her arrival meant that the tennis player’s visa was revoked and her entry was barred. Djokovic is currently in isolation in Australia as he divides opinion around the world
Several fans of the tennis player with Serbian flags went to the hotel where Djokovic is isolated to protest. He called for the release of the world’s No. 1 player to play at the Australian Open
Before the controversy in Australia, Novak Djokovic was already talked about in Japan. Check out other controversial events in the athlete’s life, from the sad speech about Simone Biles’ status at the Tokyo Games to the actual tantrum cast by the Serb. lose the bronze medal
A day after the US Gymnastics Commission announced Simone Biles’ exit and withdrawal from all finals, Djokovic said in an interview that “pressure is a privilege” and that anyone “who wants to be on top must learn to deal with it”. It will be.” ,
However, the pitiful scenes with Djokovic breaking his racket after the defeat suggest that the Serbian may not handle pressure well.
Before the controversy at the Olympics, Djokovic made headlines after he was diagnosed with Covid-19 in the middle of last year. Officially, the athlete’s version is that he may have been infected at an exhibition-tournament with public appearances organized by him in Serbia and Croatia – and that still three other athletes have been infected.
After hosting the tournament, however, Djokovic threw a party at a nightclub in downtown Belgrade and generated huge crowds. In pictures that have gone viral on social media, Djokovic is seen dancing shirtless with two tennis players Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev.
Apart from the tennis player, the athlete’s wife Jelena Djokovic became infected. At the time, people remembered that, months earlier, the athlete had said in a Live that he was against the idea of vaccinations and travel being mandatory.
Djokovic said, “Personally, I am against vaccination and I don’t want anyone to travel to be forced to get vaccinated. But if it becomes mandatory, what will happen? I have to make a decision.” ” , After that, in 2021, the athlete once again supported his position and did not want to participate in a campaign in favor of vaccination.
Despite controversies off the court, inside four lines it cannot be denied that Novak Djokovic is one of the great names of world sport. In 2021, if she wins the gold medal at Tokyo 2020, the tennis player will also win the famous Golden Slam – four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold – in the same year.