The US Open closes the door for Djokovic again

Weeks pass and the situation does not change, Novak Djokovic He still doesn’t have a complete vaccination schedule, so he couldn’t enter United State to play US Open Championship.

“The US Open does not have a mandate to vaccinate players, but will respect the position of the US government regarding travel into the country by non-vaccinated non-US citizens,” the organization said in a statement.Grand Slams After announcing the list of participants.

According to the Grand Slam regulations of ITFall eligible players are automatically entered into the men’s and women’s singles main draws based on their ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event.

Novak Djokovic after playing the 2022 Wimbledon final

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But the doors are closed not only in New York. On August 7, a remake of Masters 1000 of Montreal Since the tournament, Nol has been warned. The situation is very clear: Canada Change the rules or Djokovic will have to get vaccinated. And her manager said I don’t consider either scenario a possibility.” Eugene Lapierre.

As well as the Canadian Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, He pointed to one of the topics she would give more to talk about in the coming weeks in sports: “The rules apply to everyone. There are always exceptions, but the rules apply to everyone.”

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In that sense, the tennis player, who has already insisted he won’t be vaccinated, is putting the US Open as a big next target, although that will depend on whether states let him in because they don’t have vaccination guidelines. “If I had permission, I would be there. If I didn’t get it, I wouldn’t go, it’s not the end of the world,” he said. “I’m a professional tennis player, and I don’t get involved in politics or anything because that doesn’t matter to me. I have my position and I support the freedom to choose what’s best for you. I respect everything and everyone, and I hope people will at least respect my decision.”

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He was deported from Australia

Djokovic recalled his experience in AustraliaWhere he was deported for not being vaccinated and explaining his situation. “People still think I entered Australia and tried to enter without permission or with an exemption, it’s not true,” he said. “It has been proven in experience, so I would never go to a country where I did not have permission to travel. I would like to go back to Australia. I love Australia, I had my best results in the Grand Slams in that country.”

In this sense, the player confirmed that “I hope to be there in January because I want to be there and I also want to be in New York. I want to be in America and everywhere I can play. On top of that, Djokovic is currently facing the prospect of missing out not only the US Open, but also the ATP 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati.

“Air travelers who are not citizens or immigrants to the United States will be required to fully vaccinate and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status before boarding an aircraft for travel to the United States,” a recent statement from White House.

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