John McEnroe praised Novak Djokovic for his ability to overcome difficulties, and appealed to help the Serbian enter the US and play the US Open 2022. McEnroe explained: "Novak Djokovic does not get all the credit he deserves, but there is no doubt that he is one of the best ever.
I disagree with the choice not to get vaccinated, but I respect him. He is in perfect health and carefully evaluates every substance that ends up in his body. It is really a shame that it has been put in a bad light by the media.
I hope that what happened in Australia never happens again, it was a debacle for everyone. The situation was handled horribly and Nole suffered a lot. I'm glad he was able to recover, once again demonstrating his incredible mental strength.
" John hopes that the Serbian can play in New York: "I sincerely hope that he will be able to compete in the US Open. Someone find a way to get him in, we need a champion like him in Flushing Meadows."
Because Djokovic cannot currently enter the USA
Wimbledon crowned Novak Djokovic for the seventh time, the fourth in a row.
The former world number 1 did not play a flawless tournament, but once again proved to be the best over the five-set distance. The Serbian phenomenon has thus risen to 21 Grand Slams, detaching Roger Federer and reducing the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time ranking.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade also redeemed a season that risked turning into a real fiasco. Nole paid dearly for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus and - after the Australian soap opera - he could be forced to give up even the US Open.
The 'Djoker' have lost several positions in the ATP rankings and are in serious risk of plummeting further in the coming months. The 21-time Grand Slam champion has already stated that he will not force the situation to enter the United States next month.
In teh coming weeks should come more news about the issue: we will know if the Serb will play or not in Flushing Meadows.