John McEnroe is clearly not happy about Novak Djokovic likely missing out on the US Open as he feels the 21-time Grand Slam champion definitely should be allowed to compete at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that's why he can't enter the United States for the US Open.
"Well, first of all, I think it's BS," McEnroe told Outkick. "That's what I think. He should be allowed to play. My personal opinion is that I've been vaccinated, I had the booster shot, and that's up to the individual.
If I were him and I'm not him, you know, he's won a lot more Majors than me and it's because he has dug in his heels and found that will that very few people in any sport have ever found. That's part of what has made him so great.
He sticks to his guns and is perfectly entitled to make the decision."
McEnroe not happy about the Djokovic US ban
Earlier this year, Djokovic stated that he is "not anti-vaccine" and noted that he does not want to take the vaccine because he does not want to put something into his body without knowing the effects it could have on him.
"The guy is one of the greatest athletes in any sport. He's very careful about anything he puts in his body, so it's frustrating to see at this point that he's not allowed to enter the country because he's not vaccinated.
It's really unfortunate but that's the rule that we have right now in the government. I don't agree with it but that's c'est la vie at the moment," McEnroe added. Djokovic has already missed one Grand Slam in 2022 and now it appears very likely that he will miss out on his second Major this season. The US Open starts on August 29 and the time is running out for Djokovic to be allowed to compete at Flushing Meadows.