Another ATP player comes forth to support Novak Djokovic‘s decision to compete in the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. John Millman, an Australian tennis player who is currently ranked 76 in the world at age 33, admitted that he does not understand why the winner of 21 “major” tournaments cannot participate in the tour that visits the United States following covert security measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“I’m having a covid. When I was in the United States, it didn’t appear like many people there were adhering to advice or rules. Which is OK, but I don’t see why Novak Djokovic can’t travel and compete as a result,” he said on Twitter.
I want to be clear. I’d support implementing a vax entrance policy if everyone in the nation adhered to the rules. However, from what I could see, scarcely nobody was there, and just 30% of participants had received a booster shot, according to Millman.
One of the proponents of “white sport,” the Australian hopes to see “Nole” on the courts in New York and comes out to defend him. However, for the time being, nothing is guaranteed. The Serbian is now still awaiting special clearance to compete in the US Open after opting not to acquire the COVID-19 vaccination and being unable to compete in several of the major stops on the tour as a result.
Do you believe a special circumstance should be made so Novak Djokovic can travel to the United States?
Djokovic and Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl asserted that politics shouldn’t come into play while choosing the best player in an interview with Dnevnika Nove TV.
The illustrious Czech-American thinks it would not be just to deny Novak Djokovic the opportunity to play in the New York Major. Lendl expressed his disappointment in both Rafa and Novak.
Since he hasn’t played in a while and is the oldest, Roger currently seems to be out of it. We shall know the answer if Novak still manages to win the most Grand Slams in spite of that. If Rafa wins one more championship, I believe he will be asked about the vaccination and the fact that Novak was unable to compete.
And that doesn’t seem fair to me. Actually, I’d prefer to see someone at the top with a 2, 3, or 4 title advantage. Whoever it is, I don’t care; I don’t have a favorite. To be clear, I just want to answer that question.
And it’s not fair to say, “Your record isn’t so terrific, but if this man could play, maybe it would be different,'” he continued.