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After Adria Tour fiasco, everybody can see now better than ever how risky the sport events have become. This may lead us to the cancelling the rest of the season, which would mean the following:

1. Rafa gets denied of winning his secure slam
2. Djokovic ends up being undefeated for the whole season

Djokovic already got denied of winning one of his secure slams (W), plus he cannot be bothered with measures at USO, so he obviously and objectively has the motive to try to end the season. The question is - did he and would he do a sneaky move like this?


Alternate possibility, of course, would be Federer arranging Dimitrov to get infected in an attempt to end the season and save his records.
 

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Only Rafa of the Big3 is free of suspicion, both Mirka and Pepe have their motives for cancelling the season.
 

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He will not need to be vaccinated now and he might even evade some measures as he can probably not get infected again the next months, but he´s not machiavellian, at least not outside the court
 

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Breathe tennis and collect the virus. Like tennis is all a big lie. Nice strategy.
Dude has low emotional intelligence, even with so much tennis played and matches won.
 

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lol that'd be a real legacy move since he's probably gonna lose $10M in sponsorships from this
 

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Federer and Rafa career is basically over now.

Roger won't do shit at 40 years old..Rafa is enjoying time away from tennis and at 35 won't give a damn too much.

Will leave 2 or 3 years for Nole to eclipse all records.
 

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lol that'd be a real legacy move since he's probably gonna lose $10M in sponsorships from this
I struggle to think of a company that would like to remain associated with Novaxx Djocovid now...
 

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Nole might not need to get vaccinated. But he wont be alowed to take all his entourage.
But if this was intentional then i tip my hat off to him. Smart move ...
 

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Nole might not need to get vaccinated. But he wont be alowed to take all his entourage.
But if this was intentional then i tip my hat off to him. Smart move ...
Did you even read his statement? He thought it was SAFE to play and that the virus was under control. He then said he thought wrong. He would never knowingly infect himself or anyone else. He was also never anti-vaccine. He said he would be against forced vaccination only, but also later said he would be open to changing his mind if a vaccine became necessary.
 

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lol that'd be a real legacy move since he's probably gonna lose $10M in sponsorships from this
I doubt he cares about that, he’s got a hundred million dollars lol. He’s concerned about the people with corona including himself and his wife.
 

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Clearly he's not that smart 😄
 

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Anonymous poster on www.tennis-prose.com says a major bombshell about the Djokovic covid situation is going to drop soon, calls it "earth shattering." Says other non tennis figures are involved. Stay tuned...
 

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Serbia had thousands of new Covid patients in June. How could he believe that it was safe not to watch the news? Then he invited childish, smug stripping boys, including the foolish Dimitrov, who had trouble staying away from his “pal Novak”? Then, they exposed the virus to the kids. If he wasn’t forced to cancel that disaster, hundreds of strangers and his whole family would be infected. If there wasn’t a positive result, he never would’ve apologized. He waited months to be tested because he was forced to and he couldn’t appreciate the magnitude of what happened. Money is all he talks about. It’s obvious. He can stop bragging about it.
 

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He will not need to be vaccinated now and he might even evade some measures as he can probably not get infected again the next months, but he´s not machiavellian, at least not outside the court
One would think he will have lifelong immunity, once he recovers from the virus.
Coronavirus has not been around long enough to know how it will mutate though.
 

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One would think he will have lifelong immunity, once he recovers from the virus.
Coronavirus has not been around long enough to know how it will mutate though.
SARS immunity was heavily weakened after 2 years (some claims of even a shorter spectrum): Duration of Antibody Responses after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Among 176 patients who had had severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), SARS-specific antibodies were maintained for an average of 2 years, and significant reduction of immunoglobulin G–positive percentage and titers occurred in the third year. Thus, SARS patients might be susceptible to reinfection >3 years after initial exposure.
Immune response from a SARS-CoV-2 exposure is still a questionmark: You May Have Antibodies After Coronavirus Infection. But Not for Long.

It’s a question that has haunted scientists since the pandemic began: Does everyone infected with the virus produce antibodies — and if so, how long do they last?

Not very long, suggests a new study published Thursday in Nature Medicine. Antibodies — protective proteins made in response to an infection — may last only two to three months, especially in people who never showed symptoms while they were infected.

The conclusion does not necessarily mean that these people can be infected a second time, several experts cautioned. Even low levels of powerful neutralizing antibodies may still be protective, as are the immune system’s T cells and B cells.
But the results offer a strong note of caution against the idea of “immunity certificates” for people who have recovered from the illness, the authors suggested.

Antibodies to other coronaviruses, including those that cause SARS and MERS, are thought to last about a year. Scientists had hoped that antibodies to the new virus might last at least as long.
Several studies have now shown that most people who are visibly ill with Covid-19 develop antibodies to the virus, although it has been unclear how long those antibodies last. The new study is the first to characterize the immune response in asymptomatic people.
The mentioned T-cell and B-cell response is promising:

“Most people are generally not aware of T cell immunity, and so much of the conversation has focused on antibody levels,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University.

Apart from T cells, which can kill the virus on encounter, people who have been infected make so-called memory B cells, which can rapidly ramp up antibody production when needed.
“If they find the virus again, they remember and start to make antibodies very, very quickly,” said Florian Krammer, a virologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who has led several studies of antibodies to the coronavirus.
In the new study, antibodies to one viral protein dropped below detectable levels. But a second set of antibodies targeting the so-called spike protein of the coronavirus — needed to neutralize the virus and prevent reinfection — were still present.
In fact, these antibodies seemed to show a smaller decline in asymptomatic people than in symptomatic people. “The neutralizing antibody is what matters, and that tells a very different story,” Dr. Krammer said.

A second paper, published on Thursday in the journal Nature, suggests that even low levels of antibodies might be enough to thwart the virus. “It does appear that even low levels of certain antibodies have potent neutralizing capability,” said Dr. Rasmussen, the Columbia University virologist. “Low antibody titers don’t necessarily determine whether a patient will be protected from reinfection.”
Concerns:

About a third of the asymptomatic people had the “ground-glass opacities” characteristic of Covid-19 and abnormalities in the lungs and in cell types, however.

The study also found that asymptomatic people shed virus when infected, and did so for longer than those who had symptoms. That finding is interesting because “it actually might suggest that these asymptomatic patients are indeed capable of transmitting virus,” Dr. Rasmussen said.
But she and other experts noted that it’s unclear whether the virus shed by asymptomatic people is capable of infecting others. “It is important to know if they are shedding infectious virus, or just remnants of the virus,” said Akiko Iwasaki, a viral immunologist at Yale University.
Dr. Iwasaki was more concerned than the other experts about the two new studies.

“These reports highlight the need to develop strong vaccines, because immunity that develops naturally during infection is suboptimal and short-lived in most people,” she said. “We cannot rely on natural infection to achieve herd immunity.”
 

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After Adria Tour fiasco, everybody can see now better than ever how risky the sport events have become. This may lead us to the cancelling the rest of the season, which would mean the following:

1. Rafa gets denied of winning his secure slam
2. Djokovic ends up being undefeated for the whole season

Djokovic already got denied of winning one of his secure slams (W), plus he cannot be bothered with measures at USO, so he obviously and objectively has the motive to try to end the season. The question is - did he and would he do a sneaky move like this?


Alternate possibility, of course, would be Federer arranging Dimitrov to get infected in an attempt to end the season and save his records.
Makes no sense.
Being undefeated is meaningless when you only play 18 matches. You don't even get the year-end-#1 for that.
Plus you'd be crazy to think Djokovic doesn't want to play the US Open where he'd be one of the top 2 favorites....
Djokovic would be the dumbest man in the history of planet earth if he thought the way of this OP.
 
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