Superman star Dean Cain agrees with John McEnroe that not allowing Novak Djokovic to compete at the US Open is "bull----." In an interview with Outkick, McEnroe sounded off on Djokovic likely missing out on the US Open just because of his vaccination status.
The United States no longer require a negative COVID-19 test upon entering the country, but they still require foreign travelers to show the proof of double vaccination. Becuase of that, Djokovic will likely miss out on his second Grand Slam in 2022.
"Because it IS BS," Cain tweeted.
McEnroe: Djokovic should be allowed to play 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." Djokovic hasn't been really optimistic regarding his chances of being allowed to compete at the US Open.
After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic returned home. When coach Goran Ivanisevic was asked about Djokovic's chances of competing at the US Open, the coach said there's a bigger chance of seeing him win this year's Umag than Djokovic being allowed to play at Flushing Meadows.
Still, Djokovic has been preparing as if he will be allowed to compete at the final Grand Slam of the year. Rafael Nadal owns a record 22 Grand Slams, while Djokovic is the second with 21 Majors. Nadal is expected to compete at the US Open and Djokovic would certainly prefer to be there and to try to not allow the Spaniard to win a record 23rd Grand Slam.