Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic has officially announced his withdrawal from the US Open today after still not getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
The CDC has not wavered on its policy that unvaccinated non-American citizens are banned from entering US soil. Djokovic had given no indication he wants to get vaccinated.
He made this announcement via his twitter page saying, “Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,” “Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my fellow players! I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again. See you soon tennis world!”
The 35-year-old current world No 6 also missed the Australian Open in January due to this covid-19 vaccination fiasco, in which he was deported from the country following confusion over a possible medical exemption to Australia’s vaccination requirement. He played both the French Open and Wimbledon, winning the latter.
Roger Federer is also confirmed to skip the Open after knee surgery in the winter but is gearing up to return at the Laver Cup next month. Federer formed the Laver Cup in recent years – a team competition pitting Europe vs. the World.