The Spaniards do not have an excessive dilemma: almost everyone is in favor of vaccination against the corona virus. Rafael Nadal is no exception, so he does not have too much empathy for Novak Djokovic. He sees his deportation from Australia as an unfortunate event, but he points out that the court said its part, noting that Novak is not the only culprit for this outcome.
"I'm already tired of these stories. A week ago, when he won the dispute in the first instance, I said that justice had its say. Then they announced that the visa was fine, it was fair." " They said something different yesterday, and I will never go against justice.
In an ideal, sports world, it is best when the best play. If Djokovic played, it would be the best for everyone ", said Rafael Nadal after he beat Marcos Giron in three sets at the start of the Australian Open (6: 1, 6: 4, 6: 2).
This was his third time to announce himself, he once jokingly said that it was his personal answer that Djokovic was not there, but now he still points out that he has great respect for Novak. He adds, however, that the world's first racket bears his share of responsibility for this whole mess.
Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic
"I have always had respect for my rivals. It is easier in the locker room when you have good relations with colleagues, you are happier, life is easier. It is no exception with Novak, we have always had good relations."
"I wish him all the best. The situation has become more complicated and I don't think he is the only one who made a mistake. There are more of them responsible. But he is also one of those responsible. However, I would really like him to play ", concluded Rafael Nadal.
Recall, after he said after the first court decision that "justice has said its word", Nadal, commenting on Novak's case, pointed out that no one, not even the two of them, is bigger than the tournament itself and that the Australian Open will survive this scandal.
Certainly this is one of the biggest scandals in the world that has caused an unprecedented number of reactions, and we could hear statements from many athletes. However, in the end, everything ended badly for Novak Djokovic, who will have to wait for his chance another time.
We still don't know whether he will decide to get vaccinated, but we don't want to enter other people's elections and we hope that he will return to the tennis courts as soon as possible.