US Open 2022 LIVE: John McEnroe ‘very upset’ with BAN on Novak Djokovic, OFFICIAL Website drops massive hint that ‘he will miss out on US Open 2022’: FOLLOW Live UPDATES
US Open 2022 LIVE – Novak Djokovic US OPEN: Novak Djokovic hopes of participation in the upcoming US Open is all but…
US Open 2022 LIVE – Novak Djokovic US OPEN: Novak Djokovic hopes of participation in the upcoming US Open is all but lost. And a closer look at his official website is a big hint that the athlete is not going to compete in the US Open, which starts from August 29 at the Flushing Meadows. Legenday tennis player JOHN McENROE has declared “that it will be a big joke” if unvaccinated Novak Djokovic is barred from playing season ending GRAND SLAM. Follow US Open 2022 live updates with Inside Sport.IN.
The 21-time Grand sSam winner was deported from Australia in January and missed the Aussie Open for similar reasons. 4-time US Open winner McEnroe is furious on Djokovic’s situation according to The SUN.
He blasted: “It’s not fair. It’s a joke.
“I would have had the vaccine and played but he’s got very strong beliefs and you have to respect those. The idea he can’t travel here to play is a joke.”
What is Novak Djokovic’s Official Website saying? It is important to note that the athlete’s website is most of the times updated. However, at present, it says that there are no scheduled events.
This has added to the speculation that the athlete is not going to feature in the US Open.
The situation needs to be cleared at the earliest as the draw is set to take place on Thursday. Will his name be there?
Why this furore? Almost two weeks back, the Serbian was set to feature in the competition in the United States, which has strict health laws regarding Covid-19. But they also decided to relax the guidelines for people who are still not unvaccinated.
With the concerned authorities changing their stance almost two weeks before the US Open, it was understood that the Serbian will travel to the US and compete.
What has happened now? The orgainisers of the US Open are planning to ensure that all sorts of Covid-19 rules are followed. It is simple. If the proper protocols are followed, the Serbian ace will not be able to feature in the year’s last Grand Slam.
Djokovic has not been vaccinated, which is no rocket science. It is for the same reason, his participation has been limited to countries, which are lenient on their Covid vaccination laws. Unfortunately, the US Open orgainisers are in no mood to make it an exception for Djokovic as well.
. @DjokerNole training today at Tipsarević Tennis Academy in Belgrade 💪
Thanks to milunovicmilos on IG for sharing 😊 pic.twitter.com/237OKcMWOR
— NovakDjokovicFanClub (@NovakFanClub) August 22, 2022
What is the stand by US Authorities? Can Djokovic play in the US Open?
As it stands, no. Djokovic, who was still on the US Open entry list on Monday, has not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and since October 2021 the United States has not allowed non-vaccinated visitors to enter the country.
Is this new to Djokovic? The situation bagged headlines during the Australian Open. He was not allowed to compete in the Grand Slam in Australia. In fact, he had landed in the country for a brief period, but was deported back. Interestingly, it threw a bad light on Djokovic when news emerged that he had tested positive a couple of weeks back and even interacted with people during the time.
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