John Millman claims not really a lot of United States population is "following any COVID-19 recommendations or guidelines" and that's why he has a hard time understanding why Novak Djokovic should be prevented from competing at the US Open.
Last week, Millman kicked off his summer on hard courts at the Atlanta Open. There, Millman defeated Alexei Popyrin in the first round before losing to Brandon Nakashima in his following match. Millman is currently out of action after testing positive for COVID-19.
The US Open starts in 25 day and Djokovic will likely miss out on the US Open because of the nation's vaccine law that says an unvaccinated foreigner can't enter the country. "I’m out with covid. I was just in the States and it didn’t really feel like too many were following any recommendations or guidelines there.
Which is fine, but therefore I can’t see then why @DjokerNole can’t come and compete," Millman tweeted.
Millman thinks Djokovic should be allowed to play the US Open
"Let me be clear. If everyone in the country was following guidelines then I’m all for them enforcing a vax entry policy.
But from what I saw pretty much no one was, the tournament allows non vax citizens to play and only 30% have had a booster," Millman added in another tweet.
Millman's tweets weren't welcomed by some fans and the Australian tennis player addressed them in his final tweet.
Let me be clear. If everyone in the country was following guidelines then I’m all for them enforcing a vax entry policy.
"Twitter is full of people having all types of opinions on different matters but when an athlete has an opinion on something that is not to do with their sport they are told to 'stick to your sport,'" Millman said in his last tweet.
Last week, Djokovic thanked everyone who has been showing support to him in recent weeks. Also, Djokovic revealed he is preparing for the US Open as if he will be allowed to compete.