“He is a Doctor of Honor” – Basketball Coach Defends Novak Djokovic

Published 04/24/2020, 6:25 PM EDT
Novak Djokovic


The bio-medical organizations around the globe are immersed in the research of a vaccine for the coronavirus. Even during this early stage of the research of the life-saving substance, Novak Djokovic expressed his opposition to injecting it. 

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“Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel. But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter, and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know,” he said.

However, basketball coach Dusko Vujosevic defended Novak’s statement and shared the Serb’s profound seriousness towards health care and hygiene.

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“Novak Djokovic is very much engaged in exploring a healthy lifestyle” – Vujosevic

“In my opinion, Novak is the best thing Serbia has right now. This is about a man who is not a doctor of medicine but a doctor of honor and heroism,” Vujosevic said.

“Just look at his move when he gives aid to Bergamo, what it feels like to be noble for the moment and for the act. I know that he is very much engaged in exploring a healthy lifestyle and that he is applying it.”

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Turns out, Djokovic helped Vujosevic to recover from a kidney ailment this year in January. “I remember when he messaged me the first time I was in the hospital because of kidney problems. He was playing a tournament in Australia, and he was sending me messages suggesting diets that could help me,” Vujosevic added.

Maybe his defiant words towards the coronavirus vaccine came out of a confused mindset. Also, he wants to have an option to choose what’s best for his body. The Serb is always more inclined towards the natural herbs which cure the diseases of the human body.

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For the people suffering from the infectious coronavirus, World No.1 Novak Djokovic has donated millions of Euros in Serbia, Spain, and Italy. 

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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