Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic can participate in the US Open | sports

Looks like tennis player Novak Djokovic can take part in the US Open this year. Yesterday, the United States government announced that it will lift mandatory coronavirus vaccination for travelers from abroad as of May 11.

This means that Djokovic is welcome to New York at the end of August for a Grand Slam tournament there. The unvaccinated Serbian player, world No. 1, missed last year’s US Open due to his refusal to be vaccinated. He was kicked out of Australia at the beginning of the year for the same reason after a number of lawsuits before the start of the Australian Open.

This spring, Djokovic was eager to compete at the Indian Wells and Miami Masters tournaments and asked for a special dispensation, but the government refused to let him.

The 35-year-old Djokovic has won the US Open three times in his career. He started this year with a victory in the Adelaide Championships and then won his 22nd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Just the record of Spain’s Rafael Nadal. The Serbian player canceled due to physical problems for the Madrid Gentlemen, the gravel tournament currently underway.

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