© Reuters. ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic mentioned he hopes it is not going to change into necessary for gamers to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to compete on the ATP circuit and that their freedom of alternative must be supported. The ATP earlier this month issued new
© Reuters. ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters
(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic mentioned he hopes it is not going to change into necessary for gamers to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to compete on the ATP circuit and that their freedom of alternative must be supported.
The ATP earlier this month issued new tips saying gamers who’ve been vaccinated wouldn’t be thought of an in depth contact of anyone testing optimistic. The governing physique of males’s tennis additionally drew up an exemption checklist for gamers who’ve been vaccinated.
Each the ATP and the ladies’s WTA really helpful gamers settle for vaccine photographs when out there.
Djokovic mentioned there have been “plenty of choices when it comes to vaccines” however nonetheless an absence of readability on whether or not they could be obligatory.
“I do not suppose it will come to that. I hope not, as a result of I’ve all the time believed in freedom of alternative,” Djokovic informed reporters when requested on the Serbia Open if he had been vaccinated.
“And I’ll hold the choice as as to if I will get vaccinated or to not myself, it is an intimate determination and I do not need to go into this recreation of professional and in opposition to vaccines, which the media is sadly creating as of late.
“I do not need to be labelled as somebody who’s in opposition to or who’s for vaccines. I am not going to reply the query… and hope that everybody will respect that.”
Djokovic, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 final yr, had beforehand mentioned he was personally against vaccination and wouldn’t need to be compelled by somebody to take a vaccine so as to have the ability to journey.
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