Journalist was not allowed to ask Novak Djokovic about vaccination

“The instructions were very clear: no questions about vaccination,” Ramella said of the meeting with the 20-time grand slam champion. According to Ramella, the subject was “very sensitive.” Ramella also announced that Djokovic refused a request from a photographer present during the interview to take off his mask.

The journalist says he only recently learned that Djokovic tested positive in mid-December. He himself tested negative after the interview.

Djokovic confessed on Wednesday that it was an “error of judgment” to cooperate in the interview despite his contamination. He didn’t want to disappoint the journalist.

The International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) regrets that the best tennis player in the world has not complied with the corona rules. „The news that Djokovic is one of our members and the rest of the team of The team not told that he tested positive is worrying. We follow the rules with care and expect the same from the players,” the ITWA said.

Djokovic, who has always refused to say whether he was vaccinated against the corona virus, will be told whether he can participate in the Australian Open at the earliest on Thursday.

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