For Rafael Nadal, refusing to be vaccinated can be "a little selfish posture"
Rafael Nadal once again reiterated how much he supports vaccination, this Saturday, in an interview relayed by Marca, after being asked about the health situation in Spain. The Majorcan believes that refusing to be vaccinated can be "a bit of a selfish posture". His opinion on the issue contrasts with that of Novak Djokovic.
It's a subject around which Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been clashing for several months. While the Serb has already made it known that he would not communicate about his own vaccination status, several months after revealing that he is not "for vaccines", the Spaniard addressed the issue again this Saturday in an interview with Marca.
"I understand that some people do not want to be vaccinated, but it seems to me a bit of a selfish posture," said the Majorcan after being asked about the health situation in Spain. We do not know 100% of the effects of vaccines, but we must trust the doctors. Because what we do know are the effects of the virus when we are not vaccinated."
A little over a year ago, after the heated controversy raised by Djokovic's comments, the Manacor Bull allowed himself a little reframing. "Nobody can force anyone. Everyone is free," he told the Spanish daily La Voz de Galicia on Monday. But if you belong to a circuit that has rules, if they require you to vaccinate yourself to protect everyone else, then Djokovic will have to vaccinate himself if he wants to continue playing at the highest level. That goes for me as well."
For now, the presence of Novak Djokovic in Melbourne, next January, to play the Australian Open, is very uncertain, as the local authorities have already made it known that vaccination would be mandatory to enter the country