Novak Djokovic was left out in a Batman artwork published on US Open’s Instagram account, a decision that confirms the Serbian’s unlikelihood to play in the US Open. “The city is calling,” US Open captioned the post.
Many fans reacted to the artwork by asking where is Nole. Chances are he will miss this year's edition because he is not vaccinated.
The chances are so although many politicians have tried to convince the Biden administration to let Djokovic play at the 2022 edition of the US Open. “The CDC is still reviewing the mandatory vaccination requirement to enter the US, 10 days after guidance for community settings was relaxed,” tennis correspondent Stuart Fraser tweeted.
Now we wait to see if Novak Djokovic will remain on the main draw entry list after the qualifying draw later today (Jack Sock on standby). The CDC is still reviewing the mandatory vaccination requirement to enter the US, 10 days after guidance for community settings was relaxed.
Novak Djokovic’s US Open situation
Over the last two months, Djokovic has received a lot of support, including from American politicians.
Several US senators criticized the rule that prevents Djokovic from entering the country, but the Joe Biden administration did not implement the change that Djokovic desired. Even Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Djokovic in last year's US Open final, has expressed a desire to see Djokovic at Flushing Meadows this year.
"Yeah, for sure," Medvedev answered. "I cannot do anything. It is the government who sets the rules, so I do not know if it can actually change or not. If you ask me, if I would be the decision-maker, sure I want Novak to play.
I like it when the tournament [has] the best players in the world”. After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic admitted he was unsure when he would play next. Earlier this year, Djokovic was denied participation at the Australian Open.
Now, it seems likely that Djokovic will miss out on two Grand Slams this season. The last time Djokovic missed the US Open was in 2017. Related: Here is what Novak Djokovic's official site says about his schedule