Novak Djokovic talks again about the vaccine: "You know my position"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 274
Novak Djokovic's journey continues in the ATP tournament in Adelaide 1. The Challenger 250 is a good testing ground for the Serbian champion, who continues his preparation in view of the Australian Open. In the last few hours we have not only discussed the field, but we have returned to talking about the situation related to the vaccine.
The United States has extended the ban on entry to unvaccinated people until April 23 and as a result not even Nole will be able to enter America. The athlete will thus be forced to skip the double tournament to be held between the end of February and March, the very prestigious tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami.
A solution that hurts but to which Nole is forced in spite of himself. In today's post-match press conference, Djokovic discussed his situation and his judgment was quite clear: "The decision of Indian Wells and Miami? Well, I understand all this but I think it's not official yet.
We'll discuss it when it's official." At that point, the journalists pointed out to the 21-time Grand Slam winner that the American government's decision was actually official and then Nole, even angrily, replied: "Well, if it's official, then that's it.
I can't help it, or rather, what can I do? Nothing, in the end that's all. You all know my position and so let's carry on like this."
Djokovic and the Indian Wells and Miami schedule
At that point the media clarified to the Balkan champion what his programming will be given the situation of the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments: "I don't understand the question, in the end the situation is clear.
Obviously I hope things change, but if I can't go, I can't go. That's all." Djokovic beat the Frenchman Halys in the night with a double tiebreak, a challenge that proved to be more difficult than expected. In the end Djokovic used his experience and brought home the victory, now he will face the Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals in a challenge that promises to be very interesting.