Member of the EU Parliament: “Congratulations to Djokovic who never gives up.”

Virginie Joron, a member of the European Parliament, recently praised Novak Djokovic when he announced his retirement from the Montreal 1000. She said the following in a message on Twitter: “Australia and Canada.

There are nations like these that have made the decision to exclude a portion of the populace due to a vaccine that does not stop contamination and viral transmission. We’ll explore other, friendlier nations. Again, congratulations to Novak Djokovic for his perseverance.”

These are most likely the pivotal days that will determine Novak Djokovic‘s ATP Tour future in the upcoming weeks. The Serbian champion is still waiting at the door for any modifications to the US government’s anti-Covid regulations that would allow him to enter the country and compete in the Cincinnati Master 1000 and the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the 2022 season, where he will have to defend the 1200 points of the final he won the previous year but lost to the Russian Daniil Medvedev.

What will occur

The native of Belgrade had to hoist the white flag in Canada and recently, just before the draw, he went ahead and gave up. Will he be required to do it shortly in the following two competitions? Given the lack of information from US authorities regarding impending pandemic rule changes, the answer appears to be yes.

The US Congress recently took action, sending a letter to Joe Biden requesting for special authorization for the Wimbledon champion. Politicians, fans, and industry insiders are still in favor of the former world number one’s steadfast decision to forgo vaccination.

The initial issues for the athlete trained by coach Goran Ivanisevic began in Australia in January and most definitely did not stop throughout the year (though he has already given up hope of seeing him at the start in Cincinnati and Flushing Meadows).

The 35-year-old, however, has made the decision to continue along the route he had previously selected (i.e., refraining from performing the administration), accepting all the risks and negative effects associated with continuing his career as a professional athlete.