With lockdowns ongoing in many countries around the world due to the Covid19 pandemic, celebrities and fans alike have taken to social media more than ever before, as that has been the only mode of contact since the last couple of months. There have been a lot of sharing of views and personal opinions in some very debatable topics, consequently giving rise to some heated controversies and celebrities in the receiving end of backlashes. World No. 1 in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic has also been in similar circumstances recently where he was being heavily criticized by fans and experts.
The Serb could be unable to compete on the ATP Tour in the immediate future as he astonishingly said he was ‘opposed’ to ‘being forced’ to receive a coronavirus vaccination. With mass vaccinations considered vital to the prevention and eradication of Covid-10, he has defended his position by stating that, ‘Personally I am opposed to the vaccination against Covid-19 in order to be able to travel. But if it becomes compulsory, I will have to make a decision whether to do it, or not. This is my current feeling, and I don’t know if it will change, but it really influences my profession.’
In another account, he was accused of having broken lockdown rules as he was reportedly found practising on an outdoor court in Spain. And in the most recent criticism Djokovic has faced, was from when he conducted a Instagram live with Chervin Jafarieh. Djokovic was seen taking a rather not so scientific stance when he said ‘change the molecular structure of water’ while talking about emotions, and turn toxic fluids into healing substances.
Owing to the ridiculousness and callousness of fans and experts, Novak Djokovic decided to address this issue once and for all, stating that he and his guest has their best intentions and are ‘not preaching’, to whatever they discuss in his ‘Self Mastery Project’, and rather just want to share what has helped in his career. Following this, they had a discussion on various topics on diet and nutrition. The discussion majorly involved talking about the acid-base balance in the body, pros and cons of inflammation, the protein-carb-fat ratio, metabolism, types of diets, supplementation, how climate affects nutrition, as well as sports nutrition, and to stay clear of any future controversies, both the Serb and his guest were rather conscious to place a more placid front to the fans. Former tennis star Maria Sharapova and life coach Jay Shetty have also been part of the series with Djokovic along with there other guests, so far.