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GUARDIAN TENNIS: No-vaxx Djokovic: why his spiritual world view can have a dangerous side

GUARDIAN TENNIS: No-vaxx Djokovic: why his spiritual world view can have a dangerous side

The Serb’s views reflect how thin the line is between finding solace in spirituality and potentially projecting dangerous narratives, like opposing vaccination

After a cool hour of discussion on Instagram live, as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic reminisced on their rapport of 22 years, the most revelatory moment came right at the end and in the form of a seemingly mundane question delivered by a fan: What are the first three things you do after you wake up?

Djokovic spoke slowly and deliberately in response: “Gratitude and prayer, a couple of long, deep breaths, hugging my wife and running to my children.” Murray nodded limply, he successfully kept a straight face and at some point he even awkwardly uttered: “Nice!” Then he gave his own answer: “For me, too much information, but I go for a pee.”

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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 18:26:03 GMT

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GUARDIAN TENNIS: Novak Djokovic’s anti-vaccination stance may stop his return to tennis

GUARDIAN TENNIS: Novak Djokovic’s anti-vaccination stance may stop his return to tennis

  • Covid-19 vaccination seen as crucial for return of sport
  • ‘Personally I am opposed to vaccination,’ says world No 1

Novak Djokovic says his opposition to vaccinations may get in the way of his return to competitive tennis.

“Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” the world No 1 said in a live Facebook chat with several fellow Serbian athletes on Sunday. “But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision.

Related: No-vaxx Djokovic: why his spiritual world view can have a dangerous side

Je crois qu’on va devoir tirer un trait sur la saison 2020 de tennis. Circuit international = des joueurs et joueuses de toutes nationalités plus les encadrements, spectateurs et les personnes venant des 4 coins du monde qui font vivre ces événements.
Pas de vaccin=pas de tennis

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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:43:46 GMT

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