Rafael Nadal slams Novak Djokovic for refusing to get vaccinated ahead of Australian Open
Rafael Nadal has reprimanded Novak Djokovic for declining to get immunized
Rafael Nadal insists he has no compassion for Novak Djokovic after the world No.1 saw his visa dropped in front of the Australian Open.
Djokovic has been banned from entering Australia in the wake of going through more than eight hours in detachment following a visa stir up.
The Serbian, who has not freely affirmed his immunization status, flew out to Australia subsequent to being conceded a dubious clinical exclusion to play at the primary huge homerun competition of the year.
Novak Djokovic showed up in Australia this week yet is set to be ousted. However, he couldn’t go through identification control after his team presented some unacceptable desk work and mentioned a sub-class of visa that doesn’t have any significant bearing to the people who have gotten clinical exclusions from a Covid-19 vaccination.
Djokovic’s team have presented an application for an interval order he actually holds any expectation of shielding his Australian Open title, notwithstanding the expanding political strain to expel him, while his long-term rival Nadal has added his own name to the developing rundown of pundits.
‘It seems a rough situation, but at the end of the day the only thing that I can say is we have been going through very challenging times and a lot of families have been suffering a lot during the last two years with the pandemic,’ said the Spaniard after his triumph over Ricardas Berankis at the Melbourne Summer Set competition.
Fans accumulate outside Park Hotel where Novak Djokovic was taken forthcoming his deportation from the country after his visa was dropped by the Australian Border Force
‘I mean, it’s normal that the people here in Australia get very frustrated with the case because they have been going through a lot of very hard lockdowns and a lot of people were not able to come back home.
‘From my point of view, that’s the only thing that I can say is I believe in what the people who knows about medicine says, and if the people says that we need to get vaccinated, we need to get the vaccine.
‘I went through Covid. I have been vaccinated twice. If you do this you don’t have any problem to play here. That’s the only clear thing.
‘The only clear thing is if you are vaccinated, you can play in the Australian Open and everywhere, and the world in my opinion has been suffering enough to not follow the rules.’
Inquired as to whether he felt compassion toward Djokovic’s predicament, Nadal added:
‘I think if he wanted he would be playing here in Australia without a problem. He went through another – he made his own decisions and everybody is free to take their own decisions, but then there are some consequences.
‘Of course I don’t like the situation that is happening. In some way I feel sorry for him but at the same time he knew the conditions since a lot of months ago, so he has made his own decision.’