Djokovic Willing to Miss More Majors Over Vaccine

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    The Facts

    • Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic has said he'd be willing to give up the chance to win future titles, including the upcoming French Open and Wimbledon, if vaccine mandates are enforced.

    • Djokovic, a winner of 20 Grand Slams, was deported prior to last month's Australian Open because of a row over his vaccination status.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    Self-sabotage has become one of Djokovic's defining attributes. But this selfish decision will do more than just cost him tennis glory -- it will impact everyone's health as he quickly becomes the poster child of the anti-vax political forces, whether he likes it or not.

    Narrative B

    Djokovic rose to the top of his sport by marching to the beat of his own drum. While some of his beliefs may be controversial, they work for him. He deserves credit for sticking to his principles with the determination of a champion in the face of pressure.


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