Jimmy Connors blasts ‘fake’ Novak Djokovic fans for ‘Kissing his a**’ after winning the Australian Open having criticised him earlier

Connors says many people who 'creeped' on him now kiss his a** after the vaccination fiasco

Jimmy Connors blasts ‘fake’ Novak Djokovic fans for ‘Kissing his a**’ after winning the Australian Open having criticised him earlier

Jimmy Connors, a former American tennis player, has backed Novak Djokovic for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, despite the fact that this caused him to miss many significant events last year. The Serbians’ problems with vaccination started in Australia a year ago. His visa was revoked by the nation’s then-immigration minister, Alex Hawke, despite the fact that he had the required medical exemption to enter the country and compete in the Australian Open. 


Hawke did this on the grounds that his presence might encourage anti-vaccination sentiments and create disharmony among fans. Connors, in his podcast “Advantage Connors,” expressed his sympathy for Djokovic and lauded him for sticking to his own sentiments and beliefs. He went on to say that it was “brutal” and he could “identif” with it.

Djokovic was immediately deported and given a three-year immigration restriction for failing to get a proper exemption. He was adamant about avoiding taking the shot, so he skipped many tournaments, including the US Open. Eight-time Grand Slam champion Jimmy Connors has backed Djokovic despite the criticism that has been directed at him.

People who criticized the 10-time Australian Open champion for refusing to take the vaccination are now praising the Serb. Connors went on to compare the entire ordeal to his own experiences when he was not allowed to participate in the French Open. Connors also said the win was his way of ‘getting even’.


‘That’s brutal. I can identify, I was ostracized…go in there and do your job when that’s the only way to get even…I’m not angry. I just know how many of those people that have creeped on him last year and all that, are kissing his a** now. All of them.’

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Jimmy Connors also praises Aryna Sabalenka on her maiden Australian Open triumph

According to Jimmy Connors, Sabalenka had a successful campaign in Australia. Despite not watching matches often, he admitted he sat down to watch Sabalenka’s final. Connors empathized with the Belarusian being nervous, as it was her first major final. He also praised the champion for overcoming her double faults and handling herself in the match.

The 24-year-old was hailed by Connors for stepping up in the decisive set, winning the match, and proving to the world that she might be a force to be reckoned with in the future. The third set of the final was what decided it for Connors. He lauded her for stepping up for her game and ‘being one of the forces in the game.’


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