Novak Djokovic’s decision to not get vaccinated and instead apply for a medical exemption has stirred a huge controversy. The Serbian’s visa was cancelled upon arrival in Melbourne, after failing to submit the correct documents.
Garbine Muguruza, just like several other tennis players spoke up on the situation. The two-time major champion revealed that she has no shame in disclosing her vaccination status. Moreover, she sees no point in people choosing to remain unvaccinated.
The Spaniard, who ended as the runner-up at Australian Open 2020 believes that the entire Novak Djokovic situation is not good for tennis. Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were among the other tennis stars to speak up on the entire controversy.
Garbine Muguruza comments on Novak Djokovic Visa situation
Garbine Muguruza has urged people to get vaccinated, despite having some fears regarding the jab. “I’m vaccinated and I have no problems saying this. Obviously you are a but afraid of it but I’m happy to be vaccinated, I don’t see why you have to get do it differently. Djokovic’ show is not positive for tennis and it is useless,” said the Spaniard.
In the latest development, Novak Djokovic has been freed from detention, as the court has passed a verdict in the favor of the Serbian. The hearing went on for quite a while, as eventually the Serb’s visa was reinstated.
Novak Djokovic also expressed gratitude to all his fans who have supported him through this roller-coaster ride. The 34-year-old has made it clear that he has set his sights on the Australian Open, and hopes to feature in action next week.
“I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to stay and try to compete at Australian Open. I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans,” said Djokovic.
“For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong,” he added.