The 29-year-old Hungarian tennis player Márton Fucsovics was seemingly furious on the decision of letting the apparently unvaccinated Novak Djokovic compete and play in the Australian Open.
The world number 38 and the Wimbledon Quarfinalist while speaking to M4Sport, a Hungary outlet made his thoughts clear on the fact that Novak Djokovic has no right to play in the Australian Open.
Fucsovics insists that letting Novak Djokovic play would be unfair
Márton Fucsovics didn’t hold back on his words when it said that in the current scenario of rising cases worldwide, specifically in Australia due to the resurgence of the new Covid Omnicron Variant, people’s health should be of utmost importance and must be dealt with as a priority.
Secondly, he also highlighted the fact that the rules regarding the conduct of the sportsmen of tennis with regards to the vaccination status were made very clear and outlined in the rules specifically months ago and there should not be a scope of any sort of contention with the same. Fucsovics stated:
“People’s health is paramount, and there are rules that were outlined months ago, namely that everyone should vaccinate themselves–and Djokovic didn’t. From this point of view, I don’t think he would have the right to be here.”
His point could also be considered fair that the governments could be setting a dangerous precedent by providing a case by case exemption for sportspersons who are considered as ‘anti-vax’.
Australian Government vying for an anti-discriminatory immigration policy in light of the Djokovic Controversy
In light of the statements made not only by Marton but also by a lot of tennis stars, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australian Minister Alex Hawke are fighting for an anti-discriminatory immigration policy especially after the courts overturned the Visa Cancellation.
In light of these events, a lot of reports suggest the fact that Hawke may cancel the visa for the second time or even ban Djokovic from entering the country for a defined period of time.
The Australian Prime Minister had also spoken to this Serbian Counterpart about this particular issue at hand.
The past few days have been relatively gloomy for the sport of tennis.
A lot of tennis stars have also called for a solution to this controversy as soon as possible at the expense of the reputation and the negative appeal it would bring to the sport.