Novak Djokovic hits BBC for ‘cutting out parts of his interview’ after spate of vaccines

Novak Djokovic spoke to the BBC earlier in February after the defeat saw him expelled from Australia ahead of last month’s Australian Open.

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Djokovic admits to attending interview with journalist while Covid is active

Novak Djokovic made headlines at the BBC when he announced that they had ‘cut out’ parts of his interview after he spoke to the broadcaster about the turmoil unfolding in Melbourne last month.

Djokovic goes Down Under to compete in January Australian Openhowever, upon arrival, he had his visa canceled by border control due to COVID-19 vaccination status.

Serb was then held in a quarantine hotel in Melbourne for a number of days before finally being released.

However, this was short-lived as despite two appeals, Djokovic was ordered deported by Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.

Novak Djokovic spoke to the BBC earlier this month



After the story, The world number 1 about to be overthrown spoke to the BBC to discuss what he’s been through and how opposing vaccinations could affect his career.

He revealed that although he doesn’t identify as an ‘anti-vaxxer’, he says he’s willing to miss out on winning titles if it means still possibly going unvaccinated.

However, almost two weeks on, Djokovic is clearly unhappy with what he claims is an unfair depiction of him by the broadcaster after claiming BBC ‘cut parts’ from the interview.

I said Sport Club: “I was drawn in a really ugly way. I was humiliated, if I may say so, on the world stage.

“That’s why it’s important for me to have a chance to say something. I’ll repeat what I said to the BBC, because I don’t have much more to say.

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Djokovic was less than impressed with his interview.



“I did all that was asked of me. There was faith that I was privileged in some way, that I [got the exemption] because of my stature.

“I’ll keep talking and repeat it like a parrot, even though the BBC has cut that part of the interview.”

Djokovic went on to suggest that an unvaccinated female tennis player and coach both be allowed to remain in Melbourne, with the player competing in the women’s main draw, both being given the same immunity that Djokovic was granted. head.

Despite his recent troubles, Djokovic is finally back on the court at the Dubai Tennis Championships this week.

However, things did not go according to plan for the Serbian after he was eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to Jiri Vesely in consecutive sets.

His guaranteed 25-month loss at the top of the world rankings comes to an end next week, with Daniil Medvedev set to overtake him when the rankings are updated on Monday.

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