Novak Djokovic: Thousands signed petition to let 21-time Grand Slam winner play at US Open

The 21-time Grand Slam champion is currently unable to enter the country due to regulations requiring travelers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

“There is absolutely no reason at this stage of the pandemic not to allow Djokovic to play at US Open 2022. The US government and USTA must work together to allow him to play. If unvaccinated US players can play, Djokovic because one of the legends of the game needs to be allowed to play. DO IT, USTA!” the petition says.

Immigration issues have somewhat derailed Djokovic’s year as his Covid-19 vaccine rejection prevented his participation in tournaments around the world.

Before the start of the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was deported from Australia after a period of detention and was unable to defend his title.
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He later told the BBC he would ready to skip tournaments to maintain his unvaccinated status, and he withdrew from several tournaments throughout the year, including those in the US such as the Miami Open and Indian Wells.

However, Djokovic has played in two Grand Slams this year – at the French Open, where he reached the quarter-finals, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, and at Wimbledon, where he defended his title 4-6, 6-3. , 6–4, 7–6 and won. Nick Kyrgios in the final.

What awaits Novak Djokovic after his 21st Wimbledon Grand Slam title?

He is currently unable to enter the United States, and his participation in the Australian Open is also in doubt due to laws that could ban him from entering the country for another three years. Djokovic’s next Grand Slam appearance could be the 2023 French Open.

The US Open kicks off in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 29th.