Former member of European Parliament Rupert Lowe has urged United States President Joe Biden to let Novak Djokovic compete at the US Open. Djokovic, 35, hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19. As per the current United States vaccine laws, unvaccinated foreigners can't enter the country.
Rupert, who served as a the Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament in the West Midlands constituency from 2019 to 2020, is the latest politician to throw public support behind Djokovic. "Biden should let Djokovic play.
Surely his own experience proves that the vaccines do basically nothing to stop people catching/spreading the virus? Ditch the crazy rules for Djokovic and everybody else who took the decision not to get the jab," Lowe wrote on Twitter.
Biden should let Djokovic play.
Surely his own experience proves that the vaccines do basically nothing to stop people catching/spreading the virus?
Ditch the crazy rules for Djokovic and everybody else who took the decision not to get the jab.
— Rupert Lowe (@RupertLowe10) August 2, 2022
Djokovic preparing as if he will be allowed to play the US Open
Following his Wimbledon victory, Djokovic returned home. After taking some time off, Djokovic returned to the practice court.
Over the weekend, Djokovic expressed his grattitude to those who have been showing him support. Also, Djokovic noted that he is still hoping to get a chance to compete at the US Open. "I just wanted to take a moment and say to all of you how grateful I am to see so many messages of support and love from all around the world these days," Djokovic wrote on Instagram.
"I wasn’t expecting it, and that’s why it feels so mindblowing. Just wanted to say THANK YOU. It feels special that people connect with my tennis career in such a loving and supportive way and wish for me to continue to compete.
I am preparing as if I will be allowed to compete, while I await to hear if there is any room for me to travel to US. Fingers crossed!" Djokovic has already missed out on one Grand Slam this season and not being allowed to compete at the US Open certainly wouldn't be an easy pill to swallow.