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"Right choice, if somebody can speak about resilience and mental strength, it's Novak Djokovic" - Tennis fans divided over Serb attending the congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic recently attended the congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic received a standing ovation during the congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

Djokovic was invited to speak at the annual congress held in his native Belgrade.

This STANDING OVATION for Novak Djokovic, invited to speak during a congress of the The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies! πŸ‘πŸ‘(πŸŽ₯ @EANSonline50, story IG) https://t.co/8igywhGsJz

Tennis fans took to Twitter to react to Djokovic's presence at the event, with some opining that he is a man of many talents while others questioned his medical expertise.

One fan pointed out that Djokovic was the perfect candidate to speak about resilience and mental strength.

"Right choiceπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.If somebody can speak about resilience and mental strength, its Novak Djokovic," they tweeted.
@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 Right choice @EANSonline50 πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘If somebody can speak about resilience and mental strength, its @DjokerNole

Another fan hailed the Serb's intelligence while hoping to hear his speech.

"Novak is a lot more than a Tennis player. A very Intelligent man with a vast interest in many things and always learning. Hopefully we get to hear the speech," they wrote.
@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 Novak is a lot more than a Tennis player. A very Intelligent man with a vast interest in many things and always learning,, Hopefully we get to hear the speech.

Another fan sarcastically pointed out that Djokovic was not a doctor.

"They do realise that HE IS NOT A DOCTOR,OBVIOUSLY NOT," they wrote.
@RafaSerenastan @WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 They do realise that HE IS NOT A DOCTOR,OBVIOUSLY NOT

Here are a few more reactions from fans, some positive and others less so:

@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 Unvaccinated, irresponsible, ignorant, selfish
@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 One and only. The one that will for sure keep giving once he hangs his rackets. Things he does outside tennis world deserves more attention.
@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 It’s probably the most exciting thing ever to happen at the nerd conference.
@WeAreTennis @EANSonline50 They want to do a functioning MRI to find out what the F is wrong with him and why he will not get a shot in the arm.These guys are brain surgeons and are eager to find out what part of his brain is damaged.They got vaxxed to keep their VIP medical jobs and are very intelligent.

"It's not a matter we can lobby on" - Craig Tiley on Novak Djokovic's participation at the 2023 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic plays a forehand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic plays a forehand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has made it clear that the tournament cannot press the federal government into allowing Novak Djokovic to play in the first Slam event of 2023.

Tiley said the Serb would need to "work out the situation" with the Australian government.

"It's not a matter we can lobby on," Tiley said. "Novak and the federal government need to work out the situation and then we'll follow any instruction after that."
"It's a matter that definitely stays between the two of them and then depending on the outcome of that we would welcome him to the Australian Open," he added.

Djokovic flew to Australia earlier this year after being granted a medical exemption by Tennis Australia to compete at the Melbourne Major. However, things took a nasty turn for the Serb upon his arrival.

After his visa was rejected by the Australian Border Force due to being unvaccinated against COVID-19, he was eventually deported from the country and was unable to defend his Australian Open crown.

Djokovic has been banned from entering Australia for three years but is hoping to have the decision overturned.

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Edited by Nihal Taraporvala
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