In a recent interview with Sputnik, Nebojsa Jovanovic, head of a sports management company in the US, called on the organizers of the US Open to do more to help Novak Djokovic. Jovanovic explained: "I can't understand why the organizers of the US Open have not yet written a letter to convince the government to let Novak Djokovic in.
They just said that they will respect the current regulations regarding the entry of foreigners. If Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal had had a similar problem, I am convinced that they would have done everything possible to solve it.
If they responded to my letter? Yes, they thanked me and said they will take my request into account." A few days ago, Francisco Cerundolo broke a lance in favor of Novak: "He has been repeatedly portrayed as the villain of the circuit, but that is absolutely not true.
Djokovic is an authentic and genuine person, who is not afraid to express the opinions of he. The problem is that people are so in love with Federer and Nadal that they can't really appreciate him."
Djokovic and the US Open issue
By triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, Novak Djokovic revived a season that was in danger of being bankrupt.
The Serbian champion faced many difficulties in the first part of 2022, having paid a very high price for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The former world number 1 was expelled from Australia at the beginning of the year, as well as suffering serious damage to his image.
For the same reason, the 21-time Grand Slam champion also had to give up the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring. The participation of the 35-year-old from Belgrade in the US Open 2022 is still highly unlikely, as the US government does not seem willing to change the rules regarding the entry of foreigners.
Nole has returned to training after taking a short vacation, but has already made it clear that he will not play smaller tournaments to hunt for points.