Novak Djokovic and COVID-19 vaccine – level 3

03-03-2022 15:00

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis star, who’s currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis; many consider him to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Djokovic’s refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 led to his deportation from Australia before his Australian Open title defense. He was hoping to get his 21st grand slam title there; instead, Rafael Nadal accomplished it in a marathon five-set match with Daniil Medvevdev. For the first time this season, Djokovic competed in the Dubai Championship, where there is no requirement for vaccination. The rest of his matches are unclear.

During an interview with Serbia’s state TV, Djokovic said he accepted that no vaccination might stop him from playing tennis in many tournaments this season. However, he said that he was open to getting vaccinated eventually.

Difficult words: deportation (when officials make someone leave a country), grand slam (winning four major championships in one sport in the same year), marathon (a long-lasting or difficult task or activity).

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