Vaccine sceptic Novak Djokovic ‘will have the coronavirus jab’ according to his biographer Daniel Muksch. Watching Rafa Nadal become the most successful player in the history of men’s professional tennis by winning the Australian Open has allegedly prompted this change of mind.
The World No1 sensationally missed the tournament Down Under after being booted out of the country over his vaccine stance and being forced to miss the tournament.Now, according to Muksch, the Serbian star will have the vaccine so as not to miss out on winning more Grand Slams.
Speaking on Servus TV, as translated by SportsKeeda, Muksch said: “Maybe the final in Melbourne also contributed to that.”Rafael Nadal’s 21 is driving him, no question. What you hear from his environment, I think he’s getting vaccinated.”
Aussie judges decided to uphold Djokovic’s deportation after a series of court battles in which the Serb tried to claim an exemption from the country’s jab mandate. He arrived in the country claiming a recent positive test meant he could swerve the vaccine requirement to compete at Melbourne Park – but border officials disagreed and a tense two-week legal battle ensued.