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Tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has changed his mind and says he will be vaccinated against Covid

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas (3 ATP) has announced that he wants to make the Covid vaccine by the end of the year, although he initially said he will not. Tsitsipas, 23, said he would not get the coronavavirus vaccine unless required by ATP, saying he was worried about its side effects.

“I will be vaccinated this year, so I will be able to go to restaurants and shops. I support those who want to get vaccinated, “Tsitsipas said. “I’m not a doctor, I’m a tennis player, so maybe I don’t have the most relevant opinion when it comes to medical issues,” he added.

Stefanos Tsitsipas said in August that she would not get the vaccine after she had acquaintances who had severe side effects from the vaccine.

“The Covid vaccine has not been tested enough and has side effects. I know some people who have had something like this. I’m not against him, but I don’t see any reason for someone my age to do it “, said the Greek player.

The vaccination against Covid-19 has generated different opinions in the world of tennis. Serb Novak Djokovic, the world number one, said in April that he hoped the vaccine would not become mandatory for players and declined to say whether he himself had been vaccinated. Instead, the Swiss Roger Federer and the Spanish Rafael Nadal believe that athletes must play their part in order for life to return to a certain form of normalcy, writes Agerpres.

Federer revealed in May that he had received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while Nadal said that “the only way out of this nightmare is vaccination.” “Our responsibility as human beings is to accept this. I know that there is a percentage of people who will suffer side effects, but the effects of the virus are more serious,” the Iberian player added.

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