Novak Djokovic: Thousands sign petition to allow 21-time grand slam winner to play at the US Open
Currently, the 21-time grand slam champion is unable to enter the country due to rules that require travelers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Immigration issues have somewhat derailed Djokovic’s year as his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine has hindered his participation in tournaments around the world.
Djokovic has, however, played in two grand slams this year — the French Open where he reached the quarterfinals losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, and Wimbledon where he defended his title with 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 victory over Nick Kyrgios in the final.
Currently unable to enter the United States — and with his participation in the Australian Open also in doubt due to laws that could ban him from entering the country for a further three years — Djokovic’s next appearance at a grand slam could be the 2023 French Open.
The US Open begins in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 29.