1000’s signal petition to permit Novak Djokovic to play on the US Open

Presently, the 21-time grand slam champion is unable to enter the nation as a result of guidelines that require vacationers to be totally vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.

“There’s completely no purpose at this stage of the pandemic to not permit Djokovic to play on the US Open 2022. US Authorities and USTA should work collectively to permit him to play. If unvaccinated American gamers can play, Djokovic as one of many legends of the sport have to be allowed to play. MAKE IT HAPPEN, USTA!” the petition stated.

Immigration points have considerably derailed Djokovic’s 12 months as his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine has hindered his participation in tournaments world wide.

Earlier than the Australian Open kicked off in January, Djokovic was deported from Australia following a interval in detention and was unable to defend his title.
He later informed the BBC that he can be willing to miss tournaments to keep up his unvaccinated standing and he has forgone enjoying in a number of tournaments all year long together with these primarily based within the US, such because the Miami Open and Indian Wells.

Djokovic has, nonetheless, performed in two grand slams this 12 months — the French Open the place he reached the quarterfinals dropping to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, and Wimbledon the place he defended his title with Four-6 6-Three 6-Four 7-6 victory over Nick Kyrgios within the closing.

Following 21st grand slam title at Wimbledon, what's next for Novak Djokovic?

Presently unable to enter america — and along with his participation within the Australian Open additionally unsure as a result of legal guidelines that would ban him from getting into the nation for an extra three years — Djokovic’s subsequent look at a grand slam may very well be the 2023 French Open.

The US Open begins in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 29.

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