US Open – Former intelligence director urges Biden to get Djokovic into US

Joe Biden and US officials should allow Novak Djokovic to compete in this year’s US Open, says Richard Grenell, a former acting director of the US National Intelligence Agency. Current laws require foreigners to show proof of vaccination when entering the United States, which is the case for the Serbs, who have chosen to not vaccinate against Covid-19.

If the U.S. Open were to go ahead without one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Grenell, who served as acting director of National Intelligence when Donald Trump was president (2020), made it clear.

“You can’t deny him a place at the US Open! One of the world’s greatest players is banned from competing at the US Open, making the tournament significantly less expensive “President Biden was alerted to Grenell’s tweet when he saw it.

Djokovic: “It’s not going to happen like in Australia,” he says.

A few days after Djokovic defeated Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final, he was asked whether he would be vaccinated ahead of the US Open, his 21st Grand Slam title.

“Only good news for me is if they take away my vaccination green card or whatever it’s called in order to enter the United States or an exemption. I’m not vaccinated.

Exemptions are not feasible in my opinion. Because I’d like to travel to the United States, I’ll wait for good news there “, according to the former world number one. Djokovic traveled to the United States after receiving a special exemption to play in the Australian Open. He was detained and eventually expelled from the country.

According to the Serb, he does not intend to be in a similar situation again because the querelle that took place in Australia was extremely unpleasant for him. Because of his experience with the Australian “saga,” Novak Djokovic had previously stated that he would refrain from traveling to the United States without prior permission.