Novak Djokovic: As Of Now, I Cannot Play The US Open Due To Vaccination Requirements

by Staff | June 25th, 2022, 7:45 pm

Novak Djokovic is fully aware that Wimbledon could very well be his final Grand Slam of the season. With the USA still prohibiting unvaccinated foreigners to enter the country, Djokovic right now is not allowed to enter America and play the US Open. So Wimbledon could be it and his last chance this year to at least got to Slam No. 21.

“As of today I am not allowed to enter the States under these circumstances,” Djokovic said Saturday. “Of course I’m aware of that. That is an extra motivation to do well here. Hopefully I can have a very good tournament, as I have done in the last three editions. Then I’ll just have to wait and see. I would love to go to States. But as of today, that’s not possible.

“There is not much I can do any more. It’s really up to the U.S. government to make a decision whether or not they allow unvaccinated people to go into the country.”

Djokovic added that he will still not get vaccinated.

Djokovic will open his title defense on Monday against Soonwoo Kwon. The Serb has won Wimbledon six times and the last three. He has won his last 21 matches on grass. He’s trying to win a fourth straight and tie Pete Sampras.

“I would love to be in a position to fight for another trophy. Well, I am in the position, but I would like to be in the last match to eventually make history,” he said.

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6 Comments for Novak Djokovic: As Of Now, I Cannot Play The US Open Due To Vaccination Requirements

chrisford1 Says:

Novak Djokovic: As Of Now, I Cannot Play The US or Canada Due to the Fact I Keep Making Dumb Decisions

skeezer Says:

“ There is not much I can do any more. It’s really up to the U.S.…””
Excuse me? It’s up to you Novak, not US. Get vaxxed then you can play like everyone else. Simple.

“.. to eventually make history,”
This is why I have come around to love Rafa. He is just playing tennis and letting history take care of the rest. He is not obsessed with making or chasing history.

tennismonger Says:

Hard to believe that US policy has gotten more strict since last year (when Novax last played)…what’s up with that?

My perception in that US covid restrictions are more relaxed than ever now.

Is current policy just a tit-for-tat for US being restricted from travel to Eurpoe for a time? Perhaps.

Lylenubbins Says:

He is acting on principle.

Truth Says:

That script he reads is tired. He’s losing the Wimbledon match & doesn’t care about any career or legacy. He’s mentally ill & his fake smiling hypocrite wife enjoys money & attention. Evil family.

He can’t play now. It has nothing to do with fear of getting weakened by the tested vaccine for healthier folks. His fake alternative Medicine fakery began years ago & he thinks 2022 is the same as 2015. No one trusts him except die hard fans, brainwashing cults & religious rabids.
Until he changes & stop being a pathological liar, criminal disease spreader, fake hero & boring greedy trash, he will be a pariah.

He made money off another Covid vaccine since June 2020 so he didn’t want to lose his money investment. He’s risking his family’s health, spreading COVID and risking deaths to strangers in Serbia & other countries.
lie to be the loyal vaccine company’s sycophantic pal/supporter.

zed Says:


Oh my Lord! You really have a sickness don’t you?

I ask this sincerely, what is actually and specifically wrong with you? Clearly there is something.

You call Novak pathological but reading your words I think you are the pathological one. Well, you just continue being you and Novak will continue being Novak, I’m pretty sure on who will come out the better for it and it won’t be you.

Jesus H Christ! What a sad little life you must lead!

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