Winner of his 21st Grand Slam at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic held his rank in England. A precious and almost essential success to stay in touch with Rafael Nadal. Because for the moment, the Serb should not be able to present himself at the US Open. A “ridiculous” decision according to John Isner.
Even if he just won Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic is having one of the toughest seasons of his career. Due to his refusal to be vaccinated, the Serb was deprived ofAustralian Open last January. From afar, Djokovic could only attend the coronation of Rafael Nadal. Even if he could come to Roland Garros, the current world number 7 could not do anything against the Spaniard. A Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic therefore had almost no choice to win. Especially that behind, his coming to theU.S. Open is more than compromised…
“I wouldn’t go to America if I didn’t have permission”
Currently, the US government should not accept unvaccinated foreign players. Whether Novak Djokovic wants to come, he will have to change his position on the vaccine, which he absolutely does not intend to do. ” I have my position, and I always believe in the freedom to choose what is best for you. And I respect everything and everyone, I expect people to at least respect my decision. If I have permission, I’ll be there. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here. This is not the end of the world. I wouldn’t go to America if I didn’t have permission. But I want to be in New York. I want to be in America. I want to be wherever I can possibly play. I am a professional tennis player. I don’t do politics. I don’t do anything else because I’m not interested “, explained the Serb in proposals relayed by We love tennis.
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It should be ok for the Australian Open
While waiting to know if he can challenge theU.S. OpenNovak Djokovic has just been reassured about his future participation in theAustralian Open. ” Of course, it’s not for me to decide if he can play at the Australian Open, but Novak is always welcome, he knows a lot of people in Australia love to see him play. “, confided recently Craig Tiley, President of Tennis Australia. More good news for Djokovicthe Australian Prime Minister has changed, he is now a tennis fan, Anthony Albanian, who holds the position. A godsend for the Serb who had been expelled from the territory by his predecessor…
John Isner steps up
But before that, theU.S. Open profile and Novak Djokovic received new support. John IsnerAmerican player, replied to a comment on instagram by clearly modulating its position on the subject. ” I know…it’s ridiculous “Launched the ace record holder in response to a fan asking him to change the American president’s mind. Whether John Isner shouldn’t be able to change things on his own, Novak Djokovic Should at least appreciate the stand.