Novak Djokovic reportedly being watched by Moderna amid anti-vax sentiments with pharmacutical giant being US Open partner

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 20:30
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The New York Post has revealed that the pharmaceutical giant Moderna, a partner of the US Open, has enlisted former FBI agents to monitor Novak Djokovic due to his anti-vax sentiments.
The World No. 1 faced controversy during the Covid-19 pandemic for publicly refusing to get vaccinated, leading to his absence from several tournaments between 2022 and 2023, including Indian Wells, Miami Open, Cincinnati, Canada, Australian Open, and the US Open.
In 2022, Djokovic was not present at Flushing Meadows to defend the title he had secured a year earlier, and Carlos Alcaraz ultimately claimed the trophy. Upon Novak Djokovic's return to the USA this year, he reclaimed the US Open title and achieved a record of 24 Grand Slam titles in the tournament, where Moderna stands as one of the major commercial partners. In the 2023 final against Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic ironically won the "Moderna Shot of the Day."
The New York Post reported that the pharmaceutical giant Moderna has hired former FBI agents to monitor certain public figures who have refused the vaccine, including SpaceX founder Elon Musk, actor and comedian Russell Brand, and the World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic.
According to journalists Lee Fang and Jack Poulson, a "disinformation department" was established to monitor public anti-vaccine sentiments shared by celebrities:
"The optics of [Novak Djokovic], whose vaccine opposition barred him from competing in the 2022 US Open, returning to and winning the Moderna-sponsored competition bolster anti-vaccine claims that vaccines — and mandates — are unnecessary," stated Fang and Poulson's report.
Djokovic recently concluded his 2023 season on a high note, securing his seventh ATP Finals title. However, his Davis Cup journey with the Serbian team came to an end in the semifinals against Italy, who went on to become the champions of the prestigious team tournament.
The Serbian tennis star has now kicked off his well-deserved vacation alongside his family, currently unwinding on the beaches of Marbella, Spain, before gearing up for the pre-season training sessions.

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