Richard Grenell, a former acting director of US national intelligence, has pleaded with Joe Biden and US authorities to allow Novak Djokovic to compete in the US Open. Since Djokovic has not received the COVID-19 vaccination, he is ineligible to enter the United States in accordance with the country’s entry requirements.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence in President Trump’s cabinet in 2020 Richard Grenell has stated publicly that he does not want the US Open to proceed without “one of the best players in the world.”
Inviting Novak Djokovic to compete in the US Open. When the US Open bans one of the world’s best players, the tournament automatically becomes less expensive, as pointed out by Grenell on Twitter. Djokovic was asked about a possible vaccination prior to the US Open shortly after he won his 21st Grand Slam title by defeating Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final.
The only good news I can have is that they do away with the requirement for a “green card” or “exemption” to enter the United States if you have not been vaccinated, as I have not been and do not intend to be vaccinated.
Unfortunately, I don’t think getting an exemption is possible. Djokovic has stated, “I will wait for good news from the United States because I would love to go there. Djokovic went to Australia for the Australian Open after being granted a wild card entry.
The next step was Djokovic’s detention and eventual expulsion from the country. Djokovic admitted that he found the entire ordeal in Australia to be very unpleasant and that he hopes to never have to go through something similar again.
Djokovic said, “The saga in Australia was not pleasant for me at all because I have no intention of visiting the United States without permission.”
When discussing Djokovic, Shiras brings up his opponent.
Leif Shiras discussed the Serb’s potential to win more Grand Slam titles in a recent interview with Kamau Murray.
He also noted that, at age 35, Novak Djokovic is in remarkable shape. To reach 26 or 27 majors, “I think Novak Djokovic in his current form, his physical health, he has got you know four or five more in him,” Shiras said.
He’s 35 now, and he’s still in incredible shape. He loses a set to the young challengers, even two sets to sinner, and it doesn’t seem to phase him at all. Another gear opens up in his brain, legs, and heart, he explained.