Djokovic case: despite his refusal to be vaccinated, the world No. 1 remains a hero in Serbia

Since the start of the pandemic, Novak Djokovic has regularly expressed his skepticism about vaccination, visibly preferring esoteric theories to scientific discourse. Without tarnishing his reputation in his own country.

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ELocked up and then released from the detention center where he was placed on January 6 on his arrival on Australian soil, the fate of Djokovic, unvaccinated, caused a diplomatic crisis between Belgrade and Canberra, and aroused a wave of emotion in Serbia. Despite sometimes contradictory and imprecise statements about his visa application and his covid infection last month, Djokovic can count on the massive support of Serbian opinion, still marked by the 1999 NATO bombings and particularly sensitive victim discourse.

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