Wimbledon champ urges tennis players to get COVID vaccination

Andy Murray said before being bounced from the 2021 NOI. Aperto that his colleagueshave a responsibilityto get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The ATP and WTA have made clear they will not require players to get the shot but encouraged them to do so earlier in the year.

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Marion Bartoli, who won the 2013 Wimbledon tournament, detto Pickswise on Saturday she agreed with Murray.

“Assolutamente, it has to be done. If we want to move back into our old lives, we have to become committed to get vaccinated,” lei disse. “Me and my family have been vaccinated for a while now, it’s a matter of self-discipline and trusting the medicine that is here to help us rather than just doubting everything.

Bartoli said, per lei, the biggest factor in getting the vaccine was to lower the risk of those around her getting coronavirus.

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It has to be the responsibility of the player to say I’m living in an environment with a lot of people around me and I don’t want to put anyone at risk,” lei disse. “If we want to move back to what we used to know as tennis players, which is freedom to go where you want whenever you want, we have to do it sooner rather than later.

Stefanos Tsitsipas caused controversy when he said he would only get vaccinated if it were required for him to continue competing.

I don’t see any reason for someone of my age to do it,” Egli ha detto, attraverso Il New York Times. “It hasn’t been tested enough and it has side effects. As long as it’s not mandatory, everyone can decide for themselves.

According to the paper, the WTA saidnearly 50%of players were vaccinated while the ATP said rates were above 50%.

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