The official announcement of Novak Djokovic’s absence from the Masters 1000 in Montreal has arrived, which will be staged next week. Not being vaccinated against the Coronavirus, the Serbian phenomenon had to give up in the face of the evidence, given that the Canadian government has given no signs of openness.
The former world number 1 is hoping that something will change in time for the US Open, which kicks off on Monday 29 August in New York. 2022 has given Nole joys and sorrows so far, also due to her choice not to undergo the double dose.
The 'Djoker' was unable to defend the title at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, in addition to suffering serious damage to his image. For the same reason, the 35-year-old from Belgrade had to give up the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring.
Goran's protege Ivanisevic has lifted his season by winning Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, but he seriously risks not being able to participate in the last Major of 2022. Patrick McEnroe's guest in the latest edition of his podcast, Jonathan Reiner - who works as a cardiologist at George Washington University Hospital - analyzed the Djokovic case.
Reiner on Nole Djokovic
Guest on Patrick McEnroe's podcast, Jonathan Reiner, cardiologist at the George Washington University Hospital, did not fail to criticize Novak Djokovic for his positions concerning in particular vaccination against Covid, although he is still d okay with the fact that he should be able to play the US Open.
“Even though I think he should be playing at the US Open, I think he was completely wrong at the worst time of the pandemic, when he should have been held up as an example and he didn't. did not. What he did is very selfish, it's what he did this winter, it's pure selfishness.
When I look at athletes, I see them as role models for the public and they try to represent the best of us. When guys play baseball or go to the US Open and cheer on a player, I hope that player teaches me what I need to do to reach higher levels in my life.
A demonstration of courage, discipline or sacrifice." The 21-time Grand Slam champion got some respite as he found his winning mojo back. He lifted the Rome Masters and the Wimbledon Championships. However, after his successful run in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, the former World Number 1 has suffered yet another blow.
He faces the possibility of missing the US Open owing to his vaccination status. Recently, Australian tennis star John Millman gave his verdict on Djokovic’s US Open participation.