Rafael Nadal believes that Novak Djokovic would have to take a vaccine for coronavirus in the future if he wants to continue playing tennis professionally. Here’s what our champ told Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia.
Q. In a few months there could be a vaccine. Are you in agreement with making it mandatory to compete? Novak Djokovic has expressed some doubts.
Rafael Nadal: I don’t know. I am nobody… Everyone is free, but if you belong to a tour, perhaps you have to be governed by the norms that the tour requires. If the tour requires a vaccination to protect everyone, then Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to keep playing tennis at the highest level. Me too. Everyone will have to comply. If the ATP or ITF requires us to have a vaccine to play tennis, then we’ll have to have it. Just as we have restrictions on taking many medications in order to comply with anti-doping. It’s a matter of following the rules.