Jelena Djokovic wife of the new champion of wimbledon ,Novak Djokovic’ has become embroiled in an online slanging match after prominent tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg called her husband an ‘anti-vax poster boy.’
Djokovic has been one of the world’s most high-profile Covid-19 vaccination resisters, and was deported from Australia ahead of the Open in January when the federal government decided he could stoke ‘anti-vaccine sentiment’.
After Djokovic’s win in the Wimbledon men’s final, Rothenberg asked him whether he would get vaccinated soon in order to compete in the US Open in August.
“You do still have time to get vaccinated before New York to make it in time for the US. Is that something you’ve completely closed your mind to as an option going forward?’ asked Rothenberg in the post-match press conference.