Novak Djokovic has asked to enter the United States without a COVID-19 vaccination To compete in the Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, Miami on Friday received public support from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and US Open Championship.
The number one in men’s tennis is currently banned from entering the North American country for not being vaccinated But he requested a special entry permit from the national authorities.
The US Open is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the tennis calendarOn Friday, he expressed confidence that the Serbian superstar would get that permission. The tournament highlighted, through its Twitter account, the importance of the Serbs.
“Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest champions our sport has ever seen. CONMEBOL and the US Open hope Novak succeeds in his bid to enter the country and that fans can see him again in Indian Wells and Miami.”
Indian Wells, which starts next Wednesday in the California desert, and Miami (Florida) will be held, respectively, and the opening of the Masters 1000 season.
What does the US say about entering without a Covid-19 vaccine?
The United States still does not allow unvaccinated international travelers to enter the country The TSA recently advanced that this measure will not be modified at least until mid-April.
As part of the Dubai Championships, Djokovic announced this week that he is still waiting to see if the United States will grant him permission.
The Serbian, who on Friday lost his first match of 2023 in the semi-final against Daniil MedvedevHe said he expects to hear the decision before the Indian Wells draw on Monday.
Djokovic’s refusal to get vaccinated has already kept him out of important tournaments in recent years He was even deported by Australian authorities when he attempted to compete in the Australian Open in early 2022.
Djokovic, who was also unable to play the US Open in 2022, made a triumphant return to Australia this year adding his 22nd Grand Slam title, with which he equaled Spain’s Rafael Nadal’s record.