The Croatian spoke about the issue back home in Croatia where he will be part of the ATP event in Umag. Speaking about the US Open, Ivanisevic declared his disappointment with Djokovic being used as a champion for something he doesn't represent:
“I respect and appreciate him, he made a decision that he will not change. When they proclaim him to be a leader, to have a bad influence on people, that is wrong. He doesn’t want to get vaccinated, he doesn’t want to introduce it into his body, and he never told others not to get vaccinated. I respect and support his decision."
As Ivanisevic suggested above, Djokovic never came out explicitly against vaccination. He always maintained his position that everybody should be free to choose and his choice is not to go get vaccinated. Ivanisevic added:
“I hope these decisions are reversed, people infected in Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon and nothing to anyone. There are so many contradictions, I was vaccinated, it’s not a problem for me, but… For two and a half years they terrorise us, when you’re infected it’s like you have scabies, they throw you and the team out. We were on the wall of shame…”