He had forfeited on Tuesday February 22 for the Davis Cup play-off match scheduled for March 4 and 5 in Pau against Ecuador. Gaël Monfils justified his withdrawal and his need for rest by a “little glitch of health”probably due to its “third dose of vaccine”.
“Now that I’m vaccinated, I want people to stop bothering me”
Faced with the avalanche of messages on social networks accusing him of playing into the antivax game, the French tennis player wanted to justify himself: “Thank you very much for all your messages of support. This tweet was a simple “update” on my current state of form following my last packages. After several examinations, the doctors made a hypothesis about the potential nature of my state of health. The causes of my glitches remain unclear and even the doctors cannot tell me exactly what it is due to”he wrote.
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” My goal was simply to be transparent with you and not to push antivax propaganda. »
“I don’t regret having been vaccinated at all”
“Let’s stop appropriating everyone’s words for political ends or simply to serve your convictions. I don’t regret getting vaccinated at all.” continued the tricolor, who had been one of the few French sportsmen to post a photo of his arm when he was given the first dose. ” Everyone does what he wants. I feel better and better and I hope to be ready for Indian Wells! »
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Among the 100 best players in the world, only Novak Djokovic did not receive an injection. The Serbian tennis player did not participate in the Australian Open in January after a long saga around his vaccination status. He recalled that he was not “against vaccination” but supports “the freedom to choose what you put in your own body”.
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Among French stars, only Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who contracted Covid-19 at the start of the year, remained refractory to vaccination according to “le Parisien”.