Novak Djokovic’s Wife Destroys Pro-Vaccine Twitter Troll

To say that Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon final win on Sunday was a fitting culmination of a frustrating six months of tennis for the Serbian is an understatement. 

Djokovic, who tried to enter Australia without the vaccine, was expelled from Australia in January. While he helped expose just how overreaching and tyrannical the Australian government’s protocols were, he was nonetheless prevented from playing in the Australian Open, the first of tennis’ four major tournaments. 

But after losing in the quarterfinals of the French Open to Spaniard Rafael Nadal – who criticized the Serbian and his decision – Djokovic pulled off a four-set win in SW19 over Nick Kyrgios (an Australian, ironically) to capture his 21st Grand Slam title, putting him one behind Nadal for most all-time.

However, Ben Rothenburg, editor of Racquet Magazine, doesn’t see this victory as a good thing. 

Rothenburger took time out of his regularly scheduled activities to frame Djokovic as an “anti-vax posterboy” on Twitter, even though that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Djokovic said in an interview with BBC in February his decision to remain unvaccinated was not because he is firmly against vaccines, but rather he is principally opposed to governments forcing individuals to do something that they don’t want to do.

“I was never against vaccination, but I’ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body,” Djokovic said, who also told BBC that he had received vaccines as a child.

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This proves Rothenburg was wrongly describing the tennis player. But to make matters worse for the editor, Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, was quick to rush to her husband’s defense and served Rothenburg an earful.

Jelena exposed Rothenburg’s fraudulent take, which sparked a long-winded Twitter volley between the two and ended with Rothenburg saying that he stands by his poor take.

Advantage: Jelena.

Novak is not planning on playing in the U.S. Open because of his vaccination status, but he doesn’t need to. He’s already proven he’s won of the greatest men’s tennis players of all time, and a man of strong convictions. Any other accomplishments he makes in his career are simply an extension of a already stellar legacy.

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