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, which left him ineligible to enter the country.
“Unfortunately I can’t travel to New York for the US Open this time,” Djokovic tweeted on Thursday ahead of the US Open draw. “Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck my fellow players! I will stay in good shape and positive mood and wait for an opportunity to compete again.
‘See you soon tennis world!’
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 disqualifying himself from entering the country
Djokovic is a 35-year-old from Serbia who owns 21 major championships, one behind Rafael Nadal for the men’s record.
He has said he will not be vaccinated against the disease caused by the coronavirus, even if it prevents him from playing certain tournaments. He missed the Australian Open in January after being expelled from that country and had to sit out two events in the United States earlier this year, along with tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati earlier this month.
Unvaccinated foreign nationals are currently unable to travel to Canada or the United States.
Djokovic harbored hopes of playing the US Open, but that would have required a change in government policy, which the US Tennis Federation wanted to adhere to.
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