Novak Djokovic confirms he was denied entry to the United States ahead of the US Open

BREAKING NEWS: Novak Djokovic confirms he has been DENIED entry into the United States and will not play at the US Open after CDC opted not to change its COVID entry rules in time for the 21-time non-vaxxed Grand Slam champion can participate

  • Novak Djokovic will not travel to New York for the next US Open
  • He refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19, which makes him ineligible for entry
  • Unvaccinated foreign citizens cannot travel to Canada or the United States currently
  • Likewise, Djokovic has recently missed tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati.

Novak Djokovic has announced he will not be traveling to New York for the upcoming US Open after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, rendering himself ineligible to enter the country.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to travel to New York this time for the US Open,” Djokovic tweeted Thursday ahead of the US Open draw. ‘Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my gaming friends! I will keep fit and positive and wait for an opportunity to compete again.

‘See you soon world of tennis!’

An additional player from the qualifying tournament will be the “lucky loser” who replaces Djokovic at the 2022 US Open, according to a statement from tournament officials.

Officially, Djokovic withdrew from the tournament before the main draw was published.

Djokovic has announced he will not be traveling to New York for the upcoming US Open after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and making himself ineligible to enter the country

Djokovic has announced he will not be traveling to New York for the upcoming US Open after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and making himself ineligible to enter the country

An additional player from the qualifying tournament will be the

An additional player from the qualifying tournament will be the “lucky loser” who replaces Djokovic at the 2022 US Open, according to a statement from tournament officials.

“Novak is a great champion and it is very unfortunate that he cannot participate in the US Open 2022, as he cannot enter the country due to the federal government’s vaccination policy for non-US citizens” , said tournament director Stacey Allaster. said in a statement.

“We look forward to welcoming Novak to US Open 2023.”

The 35-year-old Serb had good reason to play in New York, given that his 21 Grand Slam titles are just one of the men’s records held by rival Rafael Nadal.

However, Djokovic firmly refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, thus missing several tournaments. The decorated Serbian tennis sensation has argued that he is not against all vaccines, but is very discriminating when it comes to the things he puts in his own body.

“I’ve never been against vaccination,” he told the BBC in February, saying he had been vaccinated as a child, “but I’ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body”.

He skipped the Australian Open in January after being kicked out of that country and had to miss two events in the United States earlier this year, as well as a tournament in Montreal and Cincinnati earlier this year. this month.

Unvaccinated foreign citizens are currently not permitted to enter Canada or the United States.

Djokovic remained hopeful of being able to participate in the US Open, provided that the US government changed its policy. The American Tennis Association previously said it would adhere to such a change by allowing Djokovic to play in the tournament if he was allowed in the United States.

Djokovic did not point fingers at tennis or government officials during his announcement

He did not point fingers at tennis or government officials during his announcement

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