After winning his 21st Grand Slam at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic may be forced to miss the US Open due to US entry regulations. Considering the current rules imposed by the US government, which require travelers to submit a full vaccination course at the border, the Serbian would not be able to travel to New York to compete in the US Open.
Djokovic wanted to thank his fans for the support shown in recent weeks through his Instagram account. The Serbian champion is continuing to train continuously with the hope that something will change before the tournament starts.
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell all of you how grateful I am to see so many messages of support and love from around the world these days. It's special that people connect to my tennis career in such a loving and supportive way and want me to keep competing.
I am preparing as if I am allowed to compete, while waiting to know if I will have the chance to travel to the United States. Fingers crossed!"
Claudia Tenney: "Let Novak Djokovic play"
Djokovic has received support from a large number of distinguished American personalities.
The last to express her disappointment at the situation that arose was US Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, a member of the House of Representatives for the State of New York from 2017 to 2019. Claudia Tenney, addressing directly to Djokovic on Twitte, wrote: "I wrote a letter to the Secretary of State urging him to play the US Open.
I'm trying to get more support from Congress too. I will not stop, don't worry. Let Novak play!" John McEnroe also sided with Djokovic. The former American champion would like to see the Serbian on the pitch at the next edition of the US Open.
McEnroe said shortly after Djokovic's Wimbledon victory: "I think politics got in the way too much. It already happened in Australia at the beginning of the year. Let Novak Djokovic enter the United States and play the US Open.
It is a ridiculous measure, which only ends up damaging tennis. It would be a real shame if Nole couldn't play the last Grand Slam of the season."