The last Grand Slam tournament of the year is drawing to a close. Novak Djokovic could only become a spectator for the second time after the Australian Open due to lack of Kovid 19 vaccination. The 21-time Grand Slam winner, who won Wimbledon a few weeks ago, is on the entry list, but health protocols in the USA and Canada do not allow him to enter the country at this time.
Although there is a petition on the internet with around 50,000 signatures so far campaigning for the 35-year-old to take office, it will not break the government’s rules. Because in both the United States and Canada, vaccination against the coronavirus is still an obligation for people wishing to enter the country from abroad. Djokovic will then miss the events of the Masters 1000 in Montreal and Cincinnati, also considered the preliminary tournament for Flushing Meadows (August 29 to September 11).
Djokovic has repeatedly this year insisted that he would rather miss the big companies than get vaccinated against COVID-19. At the Australian Open, he was given no exception and had to leave the continent again, despite traveling to Melbourne after a sensational court case. Votes for Djokovic have also increased recently on social networks. Take, for example, US President Joe Biden. He was vaccinated four times and became infected twice in a short period of time.
Djokovic’s coach has no hope
“I’m preparing as I can to see if I can enter the United States,” Djokovic said recently. His coach Goran Ivanisevic said at the recent tournament in Umag: “Novak will do everything possible, maybe with a special visa, but there are only two weeks left. Personally, I have no hope.”
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