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Djokovic set to get vaccinated to chase Nadal’s Grand Slam record

Novak Djokovic has made a U-turn on his anti-vaccination stance if his biographer Daniel Muksch is to be believed. According to Muksch, the world number one has been forced to consider taking the jab against Covid-19 in order to chase Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam record and to keep his world ranking.

Nadal won the 2022 Australian Open last Sunday, making him the first man to win 21 singles Grand Slam titles. That puts the Spaniard ahead of both Djokovic and Roger Federer, who are currently tied with 20 titles each. Federer missed the event due to injury, but Djokovic was ready to compete. However, he was forced to skip the event after being deported out of Australia.

The Serb had sought a medical exemption to enter Australia despite being unvaccinated. However, his visa was cancelled by the Australian Border Force after he failed to give sufficient evidence that he was eligible for the exemption. He had tried to enter on the premise that he had a recent Covid-19 infection (December 16), making him protected as much as fully vaccinated people.

After a legal battle that revealed he had entered false information in his travel declaration forms and that he had been out and about in Europe despite knowing that he was Covid positive, he was eventually deported.