With continued talk of the Zika virus, even Novak Djokovic is starting to worry a little. While he thinks cancelling the Olympics if far-fetched, he is taking a wait-and-see approach, though for now he’s intent on playing.
“Somebody has passed me the information that a significant amount of scientists have come up with a statement that it’s not safe,” Djokovic said on Saturday after a late win over Aljaz Bedene.
“Honestly, I don’t know what to think anymore. But I need to get informed more so I can speak more in detail about it, because for the moment I’m planning to play the Olympics. Nothing is changing.
“But let’s see what happens. To even think to cancel the Olympic Games is unthinkable, honestly. I mean, many athletes and people already planned in advance and so many people already planned their trips and accommodation in Rio.
“Of course we have to have common sense that health is the most important for anybody that is there. But we should not only think about people coming to Rio. How about those people living there? Not talking about them too much.
“So I think we have to look from different perspectives in order to make a right conclusion.”
For now, Djokovic will have to deal with not only Roberto Bautista Agut but also the rain which will likely compress his playing schedule this week.
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