A member of the European Parliament, Virginie Joron, recently expressed her esteem for Novak Djokovic, following his retirement from the Montreal 1000. Here are the words of her, through a message on Twitter: "Canada, Australia.
there are countries like these that have decided to exclude part of the population for a vaccine that does not prevent contamination and transmission of the virus. We will discover other more welcoming countries. Congratulations again to Novak Djokovic who doesn't give up." These are probably the decisive days, which will make it clear what the fate of Novak Djokovic will be in the coming weeks on the ATP Tour.
The Serbian champion is still waiting at the window for any changes in anti-Covid regulations by the US government, which would allow him to enter the country and compete in the Master 1000 in Cincinnati and the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the 2022 season in which he will have to defend the 1200 points of the final won last year, then lost against the Russian Daniil Medvedev.
What will happen
The Belgrade native had to raise the white flag in Canada and in recent days, before the draw, he proceeded to forfeit. Will he soon have to do it in the next two competitions? The answer looks set to be yes, as there is no news from the US authorities on upcoming pandemic rule changes.
In the last few hours something has moved from the US Congress, with a letter sent to Joe Biden asking for special permission for the winner of Wimbledon. Meanwhile, support from politicians, fans and insiders continues on the determined choice of the former number one in the world not to undergo vaccination.
The first problems for the athlete trained by coach Goran Ivanisevic (who has now lost hope of seeing him at the start in Cincinnati and Flushing Meadows) arrived in Australia in January and certainly did not end during the year.
The 35-year-old, however, has decided to stay on the path he had taken for some time (that of not carrying out the administration), assuming all the risks and consequences related to the continuation of his career as a professional player.
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