Last Updated on July 12, 2022
Unvaccinated tennis champion Novak Djokovic received a hero’s welcome when he returned to his home nation of Serbia after winning his 7th Wimbledon Tennis Championship, the sport’s most prestigious title. One of the world’s highest-ranked professional tennis players, Djokovic has made global headlines and been barred from playing over his refusal to accept the COVID-19 jab.
Djokovic defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon finals on Sunday, claiming his 7th singles title at the storied tennis tournament. Upon his return to his home nation of Serbia and its capital city of Belgrade, thousands of people turned out to give the unvaccinated tennis champion, who has become a leading symbol in the global fight for medical freedom, a hero’s welcome.
“Thousands of people came tonight to greet one of the greatest Serbian athletes of all time,” the Twitter account Based Serbia, which provides conservative content from a Serbian perspective, posted online, hailing the unvaccinated Djokovic as “a national hero who would rather risk his career than submit to the NWO.”
Djokovic’s win at Wimbledon stands out as a major triumph for the athlete after he spent some of the early days of 2022 being detained by Australian immigration authorities over his unvaccinated status and barred from playing tennis in the country’s Australian Open, another one of tennis’s biggest championships. During his detainment, most in corporate sports media sided with the Australian government and against Djokovic, with some even suggesting he be forcibly vaccinated by the Australian authorities before being allowed to leave confinement.
Amidst an international debate over medical freedom and the medical sovereignty of athletes, Djokovic was deported from Australia and has been banned from the country, which has enacted some of the world’s most draconian COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates, for a period of at least three years.
Djokovic will also be forced to skip the upcoming US Open over COVID rules that bar unvaccinated non-citizens from entering the United States, an ironic situation considering the flood of unvaccinated and COVID-positive illegal aliens released into the country by the Biden Administration. He is expected to take a tumble in the world tennis rankings due to his not being able to play in the tournament but to remain ranked in the global top 10.
When asked about his vaccination status by members of the press following his Wimbledon victory, Djokovic said that he remains firm in his decision to forego the jab and is “not planning to get vaccinated” even if it negatively impacts his athletic career.
Watch Novak Djokovic win his 7th Wimbledon title below: