At a recent press conference, Florida Governor Rob DeSantis said it was a big mistake to prevent Novak Djokovic from entering the US to play the US Open 2022. DeSantis explained: "Some of the measures that have been taken in the last two years to counter COVID were useless and senseless.
We still pay the consequences today. From my point of view, it is insane that Djokovic was unable to play the US Open due to his vaccination status. He has already had COVID twice and there is no valid health reason not to enter the US.
I find it a bizarre and stupid rule." Having won Wimbledon for the seventh time in her career, Nole still has an excellent chance of competing in the ATP Finals in Turin. The well-known radio host Clay Travis also defended the Serbian: "Djokovic has given up two Grand Slams this year in order to remain faithful to his principles.
He has once again shown that he is a courageous and consistent man."
Nole out from New York, an issue that still creates debate
The former world number 1 had to give up the last major of the season as he was unable to enter the United States.
The CDC has equated the vaccinated and the unvaccinated in internal treatment, but the rules at the border have not been changed for the time being. The Serbian champion paid a very high price for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, given that at the beginning of the year he was forced to miss the Australian Open for the same reason.
The player coached by Goran Ivanisevic has remained faithful to his principles, even at the cost of seeing his eternal rival Rafael Nadal run away in the all-time Grand Slam standings. After a few tough months, the 35-year-old from Belgrade lifted his season by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career.
Nole has thus equaled his idol Pete Sampras, as well as having hoisted himself to 21 Majors, one Grand Slam from Rafa.