ANDY MURRAY wants the coronavirus vaccine to be mandatory in tennis so the sport can return to normality. Serbian Novak Djokovic was labelled an anti-vaxxer for comments he made in lockdown. The world No 1 later said his view, which received worldwide condemnation, had been taken out of context as he was referring to compulsory vaccinations. It is hoped there will be jabs available from early 2021, which could mean an end to tournament bubbles, masks and social-distancing rules. Asked whether tennis should insist on players taking a vaccine to be allowed to compete, Murray said: “Yeah, I think that probably should be the case. “I’d hope all the players would be willing to do that for the good of the sport, providing everything has proved to be safe, clinical trials have been done and there aren’t any significant side-effects. I guess we’re not going to know the long-term effects potentially for a while.“But from what I’ve been hearing on the TV and on the news, there shouldn’t be any. “We’ll have to wait and see what the ATP and the ITF decide their position is. “But I’m confident players would be into it if it meant the Tour going back to normality.”… Read full this story
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