John Isner and John Millman support Novak Djokovic.

The Novak DjokovicU.S. Open controversy has sparked more responses from professionals and tennis players themselves when compared to Australia, where many people did not want to openly take sides or provide their personal point of view.

In this specific case, public opinion was divided as well, but in recent weeks, the consensus and the number of pro-the-former-world-number-one stances have strengthened. What is the situation right now? What is the Serbian at risk, exactly? Due to anti-Covid restrictions that forbid him from entering the nation in any capacity, the only certainty at the moment is represented by the flat rate of the Belgrade native for the first Master 1000 of the year on concrete in Montreal (Canada).

The player’s team and the athlete himself are hoping for a last-minute modification by the government to permit unvaccinated foreigners to enter American territory in the United States, where the same laws are in effect.

Hopes dimmed to a glimmer: if not, the 35-year-old will also be forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati 1000 and the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season in which he won’t be able to defend the 1200 points of last year’s final, leading to a subsequent decline in the Atp ranking.

John Isner and John Millman support Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic has a very difficult problem to deal with because he chose not to submit to any sort of administration against Covid-19, missing out on various major appointments in this year 2022.

John Millman, an Australian, who had to withdraw from the Los Cabos event after testing positive with the virus, was defending him at the time: “I recently arrived in the US and am out with Covid. I don’t get why Djokovic can’t come and play because it doesn’t appear like anyone has followed any advice or rules, which is fine.

To be precise I am absolutely in support of imposing certain entry vaccination criteria as long as the entire nation abides by the same standards. But from what I’ve observed, hardly anyone does; the competition accepts people who haven’t had their shots, and barely 30% of them have the enhanced “r dosage.”

John Isner revisited the Nole case on Twitter, saying, “It is total craziness that cannot compete for now.”