‘Fingers crossed’: Novak Djokovic hopes he may play in US Open

Novak Djokovic is ready to see if he’ll have the ability to compete within the U.S. Open in New York Metropolis.

The Serbian tennis star withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters on account of his unvaccinated standing and has simply two weeks till the U.S. Open’s draw.

Djokovic is unable to compete in the US because of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s coverage barring unvaccinated non-U.S. residents from getting into the nation.

Bosnia Tennis Djokovic
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic performed an exhibition match in opposition to Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in Visoko, Bosnia, final month.

(AP Photograph/Armin Durgut)


On Thursday, the CDC loosened its COVID-19 security suggestions, creating hope that restrictions can be rescinded permitting tennis followers to see Djokovic compete later this month.

Tennis legend and commentator John McEnroe referred to as Djokovic’s lack of ability to compete “B.S.”

“These politicians are getting in the way in which an excessive amount of. They did it in Australia. Let’s let the man are available and play within the U.S. I imply come on. That is ridiculous,” McEnroe stated, per Fox News. “However I don’t make these selections. I hope somebody makes the appropriate one and permits him to play. That’s my private opinion.”

Djokovic stated he’s making ready for the U.S. Open as if he shall be allowed to compete.

“I’m making ready as if I shall be allowed to compete, whereas I await to listen to if there may be any room for me to journey to US. Fingers crossed!” Djokovic tweeted.

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The U.S. Tennis Affiliation doesn’t have a ban in opposition to unvaccinated gamers’ participation.

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams lifted a ban on unvaccinated athletes enjoying in his metropolis in March.

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