How anti-vaccine Novak Djokovic thinks he can detoxify water with MIND and diagnose allergies by pressing PAIN on his stomach
TRAPPED and humiliated inside a filthy refugee detention hotel, Novak Djokovic is paying the price for his anti-vax stance.
The world’s No.1 tennis player is being kept under surveillance in the makeshift center – where asylum seekers say he received food riddled with maggots.
One of 33 immigration detainees at Melbourne’s run-down Park Hotel, the 34-year-old will only be allowed out under escort.
It’s a humiliating experience for a man whose genius on the pitch is matched only by his eccentricities outside.
With a record 20 Grand Slam titles and an estimated $ 220 million worth, Djokovic’s singular will to win is steeped in beliefs that lean toward New Age quackery.
He employs a spiritual guru, believes you can talk to water, and counts a tree as a friend.
Many believe that his current situation is one of his own causes because he refuses to provide proof that he is free from the Covid vaccination.
Nicknamed Nole – and now “Novax” – Djokovic is perhaps the most prominent anti-vaxxer in the world.
In 2020, he declared: “Personally, I am opposed to vaccination and I would not want to be obliged to be vaccinated to be able to travel. “
The Australians, who are suffering from an Omicron flare, have been brutal in their condemnation of the champion.
With unmistakably Australian frankness, a Twitter user posted, “Just get the shot, mate.”
Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons wrote: “When they host the D ** khead World Olympics he would be my choice for the gold medalist.”
Djokovic now has to wait until at least Monday for a court to decide whether he can stay and defend the Australian Open title he won last year – and for a record ninth time.
It’s a surprising turnaround for the star who grew up with the NATO bombs raining down on his native Serbia.
Married to his teenage girlfriend Jelena, 35, with whom he has a son Stefan, seven, and daughter Tara, four, he often had strange opinions.
In a 2018 interview with Shortlist magazine, he said: “I believe it is our mission to achieve a higher frequency through self-care by exploring and respecting our own avatar, our body and in doing so, raise the vibration of the planet. . “
He has been reported to be a regular visitor to the “Bosnian pyramids” near Sarajevo, which some say exude a mystical energy.
Although in 2006, the European Association of Archaeologists wrote an open letter to the Bosnian government denouncing the pyramids as a “cruel hoax on an unsuspecting public”.
He was also interrupting his visits to Wimbledon with visits to the nearby temple of Buddhapadipa to meditate by a lake.
Then there were his comments on how he visits the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne to celebrate his victory at the Aussie Open.
In 2019, he explained: “I have a friend over there, a Brazilian fig tree, that I like to climb and with whom I like to connect, it is probably my favorite activity.
A committed vegetarian, he stopped eating gluten in 2010 after being diagnosed with an allergy after putting a piece of bread against his stomach.
I have a friend, a Brazilian fig tree, that I like to climb and with whom I like to connect, it is probably
my favorite thing to do.
Nutritionist Dr Igor Cetojevic had her stretch out her right arm while placing her left hand on her stomach.
When Djokovic repeated the action a second time with a slice of bread against his body, he noticed that his outstretched arm was weaker.
In 2016, he began working with former Spanish tennis player and spiritual guru Pepe Imaz, who touts the benefits of hugging trees and instituted the gestures of “peace and love” that accompany Djokovic’s victories.
Last year, he took part in a live Instagram conversation with welfare svengali Chervin Jafarieh, where the couple discussed how the ‘power of prayer’ could make food and water ‘toxic’. Healthier.
Djokovic told his supporters: “I have seen people and I know people who, through this energetic transformation, through the power of prayer, through the power of gratitude, manage to transform the most toxic food or the most polluted water in the most curative water.
“Because water reacts and scientists have proven it, molecules in water react to our emotions, to what is being said. “
Wife Jelena, a business graduate and former model, shared a conspiracy theory online.
In April 2020, Instagram posted a “fake news” tag on its stories after sharing a video about 5G causing the coronavirus.
She then clarified her position, saying she was not claiming that the theory “was true or not”.
Their marriage has been the butt of gossip over the years.
Don’t laugh, Joker
DJOKOVIC is today the most hated man in the world by Australians.
Social media erupted in a unanimous message: “F *** off, Joker! Who do you think you are? “
Australians hate pompous people and those who think they are above the average guy.
Residents of Melbourne, home of the Australian Open, experienced the longest Covid lockdown in the world – more than 260 days last year.
Like you in Britain, they know what it’s like to play by the rules.
Ninety-two percent of Australians receive a double hit – and in yesterday’s polls 92 percent of those polled said the Joker should be banned from the tournament and sent home.
But amid the screams, a slowly growing thought emerged that this confusing situation might not have been entirely her fault.
Why did he get a visa?
By holding a visa, didn’t he have the right to come?
Suspicions are growing that he could be the victim of an embarrassing boondoggle between state and federal governments.
But if he had only had his injections, he would have been greeted at the airport with a big Aussie smile and a “Hello, mate, welcome back and good luck”.
- Mark Day is a host, author and former editor of The Australian.
BBC commentator John McEnroe put their relationship in the spotlight in 2017 when he speculated that Djokovic’s poor form could be due to “some out-of-court issues with the family.”
During the couple’s courtship show in 2011, it was reported that Djokovic was texting Serbian pop star Natasa Bekvalac.
He is also said to have an “emotional connection” with DJ Lady Lee, real name Lidija Popovic, with whom he had previously dated.
Djokovic and Jelena were chased by shared rumors in 2019 when she did not attend any of her matches at Wimbledon.
And last year, Serbian model Natalija Scekic claimed she was offered over £ 50,000 to get the tennis ace to have sex with her on camera.
She was offended by the offer and said she left the meeting with a bang.
Djokovic has repeatedly denied allegations of cheating on his wife and said last year: “I understand that it is more interesting for people to read Nole and Jelena are getting divorced than Nole and Jelena are in love.
“But it doesn’t affect Jelena and I because we love each other.” Djokovic’s detention has now become an international dispute.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called it a “political witch hunt”.
But generally his diplomatic rival Rafael Nadal, 35, said: “I believe what people who know medicine say, and if these people say we need to get vaccinated, we have to get vaccinated.
“I went through the Covid. I have been vaccinated twice. If you do this, you will have no problem playing here. The world, in my opinion, has suffered enough not to follow the rules. “
But alone in his modest hotel room – when he is set to train for a 21st Grand Slam world record – Novax is unlikely to change his mind.