Tennis – US Open
Banned from traveling to the United States due to his non-vaccination against covid-19, Novak Djokovic has a good chance of missing the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season, which will take place from August 29 to September 11. next. However, the Serb received the support of a US senator, who took the opportunity to tackle Joe Biden in a tweet.
What if the troubles continued for Novak Djokovic? Accustomed to being successful on the ATP circuit, the Serb had a very special year in 2022. Not vaccinated against covid-19, Joker has missed several important tournaments over the past six months, since many countries imposed a complete vaccination regimen as entry conditions. Thus, the world number seven had to withdraw from the Australian Open (while he was the three-time defending champion), or even the Indian Wells 1000 Masters and of Miami.
Before the US Open, terrible news falls for Djokovic https://t.co/w9Z5XCgR7Y pic.twitter.com/1cCxu4C35y
– le10sport (@le10sport) July 16, 2022
A truncated season for Djokovic
Lucky for Djokovicthe health situation has improved in Europe. Nole was therefore able to participate in the entire season on clay, even being the winner of the Masters 1000 of Rome. However, his journey to Roland Garros stopped in the quarter-finals, after a defeat against the future winner and master of the place Rafael Nadal. If he did not participate in the preparation tournaments on grass, the man with 21 titles in the Grand Slam nevertheless aligned itself with the most prestigious of tennis tournaments, Wimbledon. A tournament in which he went all the way, winning his seventh title in London against Nick Kyrgios.
Djokovic deprived of the US Open?
Despite an extremely complicated start to the season, Novak Djokovic managed to raise the bar. But trouble could return again for the 35-year-old. Indeed, in just over a month, on August 29, the kick-off of theU.S. Openlast Grand Slam of the season, will be given. Problem: to enter their territory, the United States still requires a certificate of complete vaccination against covid-19, a document that does not have Djoko, who has not received a single dose of vaccine. The former world number one could thus be deprived of the courts of Flushing Meadows, once again for reasons linked to the pandemic and health restrictions.
Biden bans Novak Djokovic from coming to the United States to play the US Open, but allows millions of unvaccinated illegals to cross the border. Hey Joe, what’s one more non-vaxed person? !?! #LetNovakPlay #txlege #US Open pic.twitter.com/vOXk9GLbKR
— Drew Springer (@DrewSpringer) July 10, 2022
Unexpected political support
Despite his anti-vax positions, Novak Djokovic enjoys the support of an American political figure. Drew SpringerTexas senator since 2021, a militia for the participation of the tennis player in theU.S. Open 2022, and this in a very particular way, since he took the opportunity to tackle the President of the United States Joe Biden on its migration policy: “Biden prohibits Djokovic from coming to the United States to play at the US Open, but on the other hand allows millions of unvaccinated illegal immigrants from Mexico to cross the border. I ask the question: What is one more unvaccinated person? » he wrote on his account Twitter. Not sure that this statement, to say the least lunar, does not move things forward for Djokovic…