Marsha Blackburn, a senator from Tennessee, called it “absurd” that Novak Djokovic was denied entry to the US due to his vaccination history. As a result, Djokovic, who is 35 years old, is unable to enter the United States because foreign visitors to the country are required to provide proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Djokovic‘s participation in this year’s US Open is looking increasingly unlikely at this point “The United States’ refusal to grant Novak Djokovic entry is ridiculous. No one should ever face consequences for choosing not to get vaccinated, but the left is aware that once COVID is defeated, they will have less sway over the daily lives of Americans.
That’s why (Joe) Biden and (Anthony) Fauci want to start a pandemic early “Sen. Blackburn took to Twitter.
As things stand, it seems unlikely that Djokovic will compete in the US Open.
Djokovic is likely to miss his second Grand Slam of the year. Before this year’s Australian Open, Djokovic was banned from participating.
The Australian saga was “not pleasant at all,” Djokovic said after Wimbledon. “I’m not going to go to America if I don’t have permission.” The US Open released its entry list on Wednesday, and Djokovic‘s name was on it.
According to a statement released by the US Open, the tournament will not advocate for Djokovic to be given an exemption in order to play in the tournament. “According to the ITF Grand Slam rulebook, the main draw fields for both the men’s and women’s singles competitions are set 42 days before the first Monday of the tournament.
Although the US Open has no vaccination policy in place for players, it will honor the US government’s position on the entry of non-US citizens who have not been vaccinated “In a statement, the US Open made the following declaration. Djokovic has won the US Open three times, but he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the championship match last year.