Novak Djokovic has been in the news as of late, and not only because he’s ranked as the number 1 tennis player by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is a 3-time defending Australian Open Champion, but at the start of this year’s tournament, it looked as though he’d be denied access. Now, his family are being evasive to questions regarding his recent history with Covid-19.

To review, he was granted an exemption by Tennis Australia to remain unvaccinated – he and a few other tennis players – but he was detained by Australia’s Border Force when he arrived, they claiming that he did not meet the necessary requirements needed for unvaccinated individuals traveling into the country.

Of course, he was detained but he is now being allowed to compete and he plans to. He made the following statement on Twitter:

“I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpenI remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.”

He tested positive for Covid-19 on the 16th of December, but was later spotted at an event on the 17th of December. Of course now the attention is still on him for this reason, as his family was asked quite the pertinent question at a press conference. The response his brother gave was as evasive as could be…he didn’t give one. This has people scratching their heads.

Of course amidst a climate of control and cities locking down once again all over the world, many are upset and rightfully so. The question being posed: Are the elite of society being granted immunity from the struggles that those that must suffer the constraints put upon them during the pandemic? This issue can have serious implications moving forward and can shine a light on how the pandemic is being handled in sports.

The question has come up a lot in the field. In North America, many sports are made to go on, pro wrestling especially, but yet so many members of these rosters are being discovered as having Covid-19. Where does it end?

Domenic Marinelli

Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. Some of his work has appeared in The Sportster, E-Wrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, babbletop.com, Guilty Eats, Par Ex News, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, XFL News Hub, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's an avid reader and loves hiking.

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