Tuesday, March 28, 2023

What is Novak Djokovic’s last hope of playing the US Open?


The Serbian tennis player could again be left out of the Grand Slam due to his anti-vaccine stance. Know what you need to play.

What Is Novak Djokovic'S Last Hope Of Playing The Us Open?
© Getty ImagesWhat is Novak Djokovic’s last hope of playing the US Open?

Once again Novak Djokovic may be left out of the Grand Slam fight due to his decision not to vaccinate against COVID-19. The tennis player is likely to miss out on the US Open, a tournament in which she was a finalist in 2021 where she lost to Medvedev in a triple 6-4.

The Serbian, who secured a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and 7-6 win at Wimbledon against Kyrgios in the final, He has already missed this year’s Australia Open as the country needs to introduce a complete vaccination program against the coronavirus, something the champions do not have.

© Getty Images – Novak Djokovic

Although, The former No. 1 in the world will be the same again in the United States, where they are particularly restrictive and strict with foreigners who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Even then, Their presence depends on the decision taken by the US government.

On the other hand, the North American tournament has become very popular for all those tennis players outside the Big 3.: Four of the last eight editions were won by none of them.

What does it take for him to play?

One possibility for Serbians to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is to submit a certificate of documented medical contraindications, Something that he had already tried in Australia, but in the end it didn’t work for him. So it is waiting what the concerned authorities decide.

Even then, Not the only one because the other exception in the United States is “for individuals whose income is deemed to be in the national interest.”, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of National Security (or whomever they designate). This point is more difficult as Djokovic would need approval from a high-ranking government official to enter the tournament.

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