Due to his vaccine status, 21-time Slam champion Novak Djokovic currently does not have entrance to the US per US law; as a result, he is unable to play because he lacks the green card to enter the US. However, Serbia has taken the initiative to accelerate the situation decisively in order to allow the three-time US Open champion to compete at Flushing Meadows.
Nebojsa Jovanovic, the owner of a business that supports professional tennis in Serbia, took the initiative to write a letter to President Joe Biden invoking a specific legal provision in the 10294 presidential proclamation of national interest that would allow foreign nationals to receive an exemption and thus be allowed to enter the United States.
“Djokovic is not a security danger,” Jovanovic told President Biden.
“Without Novak Djokovic, the US Open, the biggest tennis event in the world, would not exist. The United States should permit Novak Djokovic to compete in the tournament given the current economic climate and the crises on all fronts.
The Serbian tennis player is not a security threat because he has won three times. Due to his disciplined lifestyle, he is among the healthiest persons on the planet and acts as an inspiration and role model for millions of people all over the world.
Since he recently won his eighth Wimbledon championship in London, it is in America’s best interest for the greatest tournament in the world to welcome the greatest player in the world.” The Serbian’s coach Goran Ivanisevic, who made a passionate outburst in favor of the player: “I hope that all vaccine requirements will be dropped.
According to me, the rules are highly conflicting. I had the double dose, so I don’t have any issues, but I detest the atmosphere that has developed over the past 2.5 years. If you have the misfortune to contract the infection, you will be shunned by everyone and treated like you have scabies. I think it’s shameful.”