Novak Djokovic has lived through difficult times in these first six months of 2022. The former world number 1 knew he would pay for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, but did not think he would be expelled from Australia after a soap opera of almost two weeks.
The Serbian champion was unable to defend the title at the Australian Open, as well as suffering serious damage to his image. For the same reason, he also had to give up the Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000 in the spring.
After the disappointment he suffered at Roland Garros, the 35-year-old from Belgrade redeemed himself at Wimbledon. Nole has triumphed on the London meadows for the seventh time in her career, equaling his idol Pete Sampras.
The ‘Djoker’ is resting these days, waiting to know whether or not he will be able to travel to the United States to compete in the US Open. The 21-time Grand Slam champion has already stated that he will not play minor tournaments to hunt for points.
In a recent interview, Ramesh Takur returned to the sensational expulsion of Djokovic from Australia earlier this year.
Takur opens up on Djokovic
Ramesh Takur has split a long forum on the Novak Djokovic’s case, and the arguments really deserve to be studied closely.
According to him, the Serb must participate in the US Open. He also returns to the Australian episode by giving a different reading of the events than that proposed at the time of the facts by the media and the institutions of the country of Nick Kyrgios.
Watch out, it’s moving. “Djokovic had to be kept away from Australia not because he could infect other people, but because he is a visible reminder of vaccine failure. The government was terrified that a twice-infected, but unvaccinated Djokovic could showcase his athletic prowess on the pitch for a record-breaking 21st Major triumph and end the steady escalation of the COVID terror.”
With just slightly more than a month to go for the slam, the US Open yesterday issued a public statement. The statement confirmed that the Grand Slam has no rules for vaccination status. However, it would unconditionally comply with the current government rules set in place.
“Per the Grand Slam Rule Book, all eligible players are automatically entered into the men’s and women’s singles main draw fields based on ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event. The US Open does not have a vaccination mandate in place for players, but it will respect the US government’s position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non-US citizens,” the statement read.
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