After being forced to miss last year’s US Open due to his vaccination status, world number one Novak Djokovic will be able to compete this year after the US government decided to end the vaccination requirement for international travelers from May 11.
Novak Djokovic He participated in the US Open in 2021. However, he missed the last edition of the tournament due to his vaccination condition. In fact, the Serb is one of the most famous unvaccinated athletes.
“Today we are announcing that the government will end covid-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees, federal contractors, and international air travelers beginning May 11, which is the same day as the end of today,” the White House said in a statement.
Novak Djokovic, who has won 22 major tournaments (including three victories at the US Open), was unable to enter the country this year after unsuccessfully applying to the US government for special permission to play in Indian Wells and Miami earlier. from this year.
Last year, the world number one missed the Australian Open and was kicked out of the country due to his vaccination status. He said he’d rather skip a Grand Slam tournament than get a covid-19 shot.
“It’s ridiculous that they kicked him out of Australia last year,” he said. John McEnroe in the beginning of the year. “I got my shots, and I respect that he chose not to. I would, but that’s another matter entirely.” [l’U.S. Open] In 2021 and not allowed to play in 2022, someone explained it to me. And now he’s still not allowed to play, I mean that’s bullshit. »
This year’s US Open will be held from August 28 to September 10.
Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Author: Adam Zagoria
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