"I do not agree with his decision, but I did not like that he found himself in a situation in which he was in Australia," the Briton added. In the previous month and a half, many colleagues commented on Novak Djokovic's decision not to get vaccinated.
Many tennis players condemned him and agreed with the decision of the Australian authorities not to allow him to participate in the Australian Open, but there were also those, albeit in the minority, who sided with world number one and justified his freedom of choice.
Andy Murray was neutral and kept to the side. However, he also expressed his opinion on the events in Australia at the tournament in Dubai, in which both are participating. After the victory over Christopher O'Connell in the first round of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, the British tennis player pointed out that he did not agree with Novak Djokovic's decision.
"I haven't seen him here. We exchanged a few messages while he was in Australia. I do not agree with his decision. I think it would be easier for him to get vaccinated, obviously."
Andy Murray on Novak Djokovic
However, Murray is not happy that Djokovic found himself in a situation that should not have happened.
The Australian authorities were quite strict, and it seemed that anything could happen in those moments "But I also didn't like the fact that he found himself in a situation in Australia, because he's someone I've respected and known since I was a child.
" However, the Briton added that tennis loses a lot due to the absence of the world's first racket from the biggest tournaments. It seems that we will not watch Djokovic for a long time in bigger tournaments "There are consequences for the decision he made.
He has to accept that. But I don't think it's good for tennis if the best player doesn't compete in major tournaments." Murray, who secured participation in the tournament with a wild card, will play in the second round against the better player from the duel between Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Siner It is clear that Novak Djokovic surprised many with his decision, and that many are still amazed by it, but it seems that the Serbian has his own principles that he respects, and which he does not want to change easily. However, at a time when he could have been number 1 in the Grand Slam trophies, this decision is certainly bizarre.