The world’s number one tennis player spoke. Rafael Nadal had strong statements about the controversial case of his Serbian partner Novak Djokovic, who went to Australia to participate in the first Grand Slam of the year, but ended up being deported for not having any dose against COVID-19.
Without any contemplation, Rafael Nadal He attacked Novak Djokovic, whom he described as an “older person” who knew that without the vaccine his participation was impossible.
“If I wanted to, I would be playing without problems in Australia. He is a person of legal age who makes his own decisions and who has to pay the consequences of those decisions ”, declared ‘Rafa’, as quoted by the Spanish newspaper Marca.
Likewise, Nadal was in favor of the vaccine against COVID-19 and specified that immunization against the virus is important. “From my point of view, the only thing I can say is that I believe in what people who know about medicine say, and if people say that we have to get vaccinated, we have to get vaccinated,” he said.
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Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia
The Serbian tennis player was detained for hours at the airport in Australia and his deportation was finally decided after obtaining a medical exemption that allows him to participate in the event without having the vaccine against COVID-19.
According to the Australian Border Force, Novak Djokovic “He did not provide adequate evidence to meet Australia entry requirements and his visa was subsequently canceled. Non-citizens who do not have a valid visa upon entry or who have canceled their visa will be detained and expelled from Australia ”.