After winning his seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam trophy, the Serbian has admitted he is running out of time to travel to New York for the US Open.
As things stand, only visitors who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are allowed to enter the United States and Djokovic has made it clear that he will not receive the vaccine.
Djokovic suffered a major setback at the start of the year as he was not allowed to defend his title at the 2021 Australian Open because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Although Djokovic is confident that his Australian ban will be lifted, he is not sure about the US Open.
“As of now, I can’t travel to Australia and the United States, but I hope to get positive news,” Djokovic told RTS after the ceremony at Belgrade City Hall.
“I believe things will change for the Australian Open. Not much time for the US Open, but hope is the last. I want to play in the US Open and Australia Open, but even if I don’t This is not the end of the world.”
During the post-Wimbledon press conference, he said, “Whether I am playing a tournament soon or not, I will definitely rest for the next few weeks as it has been a very tiring and demanding time for me in the last few months. A lot of tennis, which I was very happy with. I found what I wanted here.
“Then I would expect some good news from the USA because I would really love to go there. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to see what the schedule will look like.”
To enter the United States, Djokovic has to be vaccinated. But the Serbian clarified his stance, saying, “I have not been vaccinated and I do not plan to be vaccinated, so the only good news I can have is whether they remove the mandatory Green Vaccine Card or that.” whatever you call it enter the United States or exempt.”
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