In 2022, the final Grand Slam trophy will be presented at the 142nd U.S. Open, which will take place from August 29 to September 11. Daniil Medvedev won his first Major Championship at the most recent iteration of the U.S. event.
The Russian, who was barred from entering Wimbledon by the club’s organizers, beat Novak Djokovic in a three-set final and thus prevented him from winning the Grand Slam.
While Medvedev will almost certainly be at Flushing Meadows, the same cannot be said for the Serbian champion. The Belgrade native said he would wait for guidance from the U.S. government before deciding whether or not to get the vaccine during a press conference at Wimbledon.
Due to current US regulations requiring travelers to present a full vaccine course at the border, Djokovic would be unable to compete in the US Masters 1000 and, more importantly, to reach New York in time for the U.S. Open.
The Serb still signed up for the tournaments at the eleventh hour, hoping that Serbia would change its entry regulations. Despite the government’s position on the entry of foreign nationals into the United States, the USTA has made it clear that the tournament will not impose any limits on unvaccinated players.
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However, Alexander Zverev faces physical challenges on his way to the US Open. After suffering an ankle injury in the Roland Garros semifinal against Rafael Nadal, the German underwent a grueling operation to repair the ankle’s three lateral ligaments.
Zverev hopes to burn all bridges and play at peak performance at the US Open, but he knows that his chances of doing so depend on how well he recovers from his injury and how he feels on the court. While Nadal was unable to play Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon semifinals due to an abdominal problem, he has since recovered.
The Spaniard is back in the gym preparing to defend his title at Flushing Meadows and go for Grand Slam number 23. Matteo Berrettini will get a second chance to make up for a disastrous year of performance.
The Roman advanced to the semifinals at the Australian Open, but a wrist injury and a positive Covid-19 result forced him to sit out the rest of the Grand Slam season. However, Jannik Sinner, who just defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, will be leading the blue group.
The young Spanish star will stop at nothing to win the Major Championship for the first time. Lorenzo Sonego, Fabio Fognini, and Lorenzo Musetti will then be the pillars of the Italian male revolution.