Just heard Novak won his case and is allowed to play. A win for freedom, informed consent and natural immunity - yes, it would seem that Novak can play ... this time.
But what about the next slam, the French Open? Or how about next year's Auzzie Open?
There are many things which need unpicking, here.
Statements such as, 'politicians misuse statistics', 'lockdowns are a form of control', etc. are all good points worth discussing. But I feel they are side issues. And side issues can detract from the main issue.
When I boil all the side issues and background noise away, I'm left with the following:
The vaccine beliefs and vaccine status of Novak Djokovic are jeopardising his tennis career.
^^^ For me, this is the central issue that strikes right to the heart of the matter. And once I've realised this, then everything starts to become very clear, very quickly - like a TV picture swimming into focus.
Why is Novak sooo opposed to the vaccine? Is he against all vaccines, or just the Covid ones?
Let's do a quick thought exercise: put yourself in Novak's shoes.
You're 34 years old and already one of the all-time greats. You've got about 6 or 7 years left of playing tennis at the top level. That's 6 or 7 years to add grand slam titles to your current haul of 20. So, what are you gonna do?
TBH, the answer is screamingly obvious: get vaccinated. <--- that's what I'd do if I were in Novak's shoes. Get vaccinated, then I wouldn't have to go through this nonsense of staying in detention centres ever again.
Why doesn't Novak get the vaccine? I don't know - only he himself can answer. The rest of us can only speculate.