With the exception of a last-minute effect, fewer people are missing for the opening of the US Open than ever before, but Novak Djokovic won’t be there. The new Covid-19 legislation, which stipulate the need for documentation of a double vaccination to enter the country, were authorized by the US in June of last year.
The Serbian cannot enter Flushing Meadows since he has publicly stated on numerous times that he has not had any vaccinations. However, it is astounding how much backing the 21-time Slam champion is getting from both government leaders and fans.
Less than his own coworkers (with a few exceptions), who, in the words of Seth Dillon, CEO of the parody website The Babylon Bee, “should be ashamed” for not using their influence to promote Djokovic: “Is there an active tennis player who pushes The United States to let Novak Djokovic participate or not? Are they concerned about the response? Compared to the rest of the tennis community combined, they are more influential.
It would be a pity not to use it, Dillon tweeted. It appears quite improbable that the US administration, under Joe Biden, will entirely rescind the nation’s entrance requirements, permitting the entry of foreigners who are not immunized.
Since he only lost to the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final and did not complete the “Grand Slam of the calendar,” Novak Djokovic will be forced to miss the US Open and defend the 1,200 points he won in the 2021 edition.
In the absence of any concrete information, the Serb would drop even further in the ATP rankings and finish with only 3,570 points; he would currently be in eighth place, but you must consider how many tennis players can advance in addition to losing in all three events scheduled between August and September.
Reiner considers Nole Djokovic.
Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist at the George Washington University Hospital and a guest on Patrick McEnroe‘s podcast, didn’t hesitate to criticize Novak Djokovic for his positions regarding, in particular, vaccination against Covid, even though he is still fine with the idea that he should be able to play in the US Open.
“Even if I believe he ought to compete in the US Open, I believe he made a grave error of judgment during the worst period of the pandemic, when he ought to have served as an example and instead did not. He acted quite selfishly this winter, and everything he did was done out of pure self-interest.
Athletes strive to represent the best aspects of us when I look at them as role models for the general audience. I hope that the players I watch play baseball or support at the US Open will teach me what I need to do to advance in my life. a bravery, discipline, or sacrifice display.