Compared to Australia, where many have not wanted to take sides publicly or offer their personal point of view, the Novak Djokovic-Us Open issue has aroused more reactions from professionals and tennis players themselves.
Public opinion was also divided in this precise story but in recent weeks the consensus and the positions taken in favor of the former number one in the world have increased. What is the current situation? And what is the Serbian at risk? At the moment the only certainty is represented by the flat rate of the Belgrade native for the first Master 1000 of the year on concrete in Montreal (Canada), due to the anti-Covid regulations that prohibit him in any way access to the country.
In the United States, where the same rules are in effect, the player's staff and the athlete himself are hoping for a last-minute change by the government to allow unvaccinated foreigners to enter American territory. Hopes reduced to a flicker: if not, the 35-year-old will also be forced to cancel himself from the 1000 in Cincinnati and from the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season in which he will not be able to defend the 1200 points of last year's final, with a consequent collapse in the ranking Atp.
John Millman and John Isner defend Novak Djokovic
A really complicated situation to face for Djokovic, who is missing several prestigious appointments in this 2022 due to his choice not to undergo any administration against Covid-19.
In these hours the Australian John Millman was also defending him, who had to leave the Los Cabos tournament due to the positivity found to the virus: "I'm out with Covid, just arrived in the United States. It doesn't seem that people have followed any recommendations or guidelines, which is fine, and consequently I don't understand why Djokovic can't come and play.
To be clear. If the whole country follows the same rules, then I am totally in favor of enforcing certain entry vaccination requirements. However, from what I have seen, practically no one does, the tournament admits unvaccinated citizens and only 30% have the booster dose." On Twitter John Isner spoke again on the Nole case: "It is a complete madness that cannot compete for now," he pointed out.