Through his Twitter profile, Clay Travis, sports journalist and founder of OutKick, took the side of Novak Djokovic. Clay wrote: "How can he be prevented from playing the US Open when the CDC has just made it official that there is no longer any difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated? There is no more excuse not to let him in.
Closed speech." Nebojsa Jovanovic also said: "I cannot understand why the organizers of the US Open have not yet written a letter to persuade the government to let Nole in. They limited themselves to saying that they will respect the regulations in force 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 to solve it. "
Will Nole be in New York?
After a few relatively quiet months, Novak Djokovic's calendar is once again an unknown.
The former world number 1 does not know if he will be able to travel to the United States to compete in the US Open, which will start on Monday 29 August in Flushing Meadows (New York). The Serbian phenomenon has experienced a fairly troubled 2022, also thanks to its choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
Nole was unable to defend his Australian Open title earlier this year and was expelled from the country after a nearly two-week soap opera. For the same reason, the 35-year-old from Belgrade also had to give up the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring.
Goran's protege Ivanisevic lifted his season by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career and equaled his idol Pete Sampras. The 'Djoker' has thus hoisted himself to 21 Slams, shortening the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time ranking.
A few hours ago, the CDC announced that people who are not vaccinated will be subject to the same rules as those who are vaccinated. A window opens for Novak, with just over two weeks left before the start of the last major of the season.