For Claudia Tenney, a member of Congress in the United States, it is “absolutely despicable” that Novak Djokovic is barred from competing in the US Open due to political reasons. To comply with current US vaccine laws, visitors from outside the US are required to present vaccination documentation at the border.
One of the best tennis players in the world, Tenney, is not allowed to compete at the US Open due to his vaccination status, which has drawn criticism to the Joe Biden administration.
“This is the lowest of the low. The best tennis player in the world, @DjokerNole, who consistently delivers at a superlative level, is barred from participating in a major sporting event in the United States for political reasons “Tenney tweeted about it.
Absolutely disgusting. The best tennis player in the world, @DjokerNole, cannot participate in a major sporting event in the United States due to political reasons. https://t.co/WpUwE60m1H This is a tweet by Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) from July 20, 2022.
Djokovic is listed as an entrant in the US Open.
The list of competitors in this year’s US Open was made public on Wednesday.
In a statement, US Open officials hinted that they would not be advocating on Djokovic‘s behalf for a special medical exemption. “According to the ITF Grand Slam rulebook, the main draw fields for men’s and women’s singles are set 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event, and all eligible players are entered into the tournaments based on their rankings.
Although the US Open does not require its players to be vaccinated, it will honor the government’s ban on allowing non-U.S. citizens who have not been vaccinated against measles to enter the country “official word from the US Open.
When asked his opinion on the US vaccine laws, Djokovic responded with remarkable composure. He explained his lack of interest in politics and other fields by saying, “I am a professional tennis player.”
My position is that you should be free to decide for yourself what is best, and I stand by that. I have the utmost respect for everyone and everything, and I expect others to do the same. That is, if I am allowed to attend. Even if I don’t, it’s not the end of the world.