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Novak Djokovic is not allowed to enter the USA due to his vaccination status

Novak Djokovic isn’t allowed to enter the USA as a consequence of his vaccination standing

Novak Djokovic’s hopes of taking part in within the US Open suffered one other blow after the match stated it could respect the USA authorities’s guidelines on the Covid-19 vaccine.

The 35-year-old – a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows – was named on the entry record for the ultimate Grand Slam of the 12 months on Wednesday, however that’s routine, slightly than a sign that he will probably be allowed to play.

He was listed within the area for the ultimate Grand Slam of the 12 months alongside British pair Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, who’s hoping to defend the title she received final 12 months.

Six-time winner Serena Williams may also be within the area hoping to equal Margaret Court docket’s all-time report of 24 Grand Slam titles on the age of 40.

Djokovic, who can be aiming to hitch Rafael Nadal on the prime of the all-time males’s record on 22 with victory in New York appears unlikely to play although, regardless of having earlier spoken of his hopes for a reprieve.

The US requires non-citizens to be absolutely vaccinated towards coronavirus to enter, which means Djokovic, who has made it repeatedly clear that he won’t take the vaccine, won’t be allowed entry.

A press release from the US Open, which doesn’t have its personal vaccination guidelines, learn: “Per the Grand Slam Rule E-book, all eligible gamers are robotically entered into the lads’s and ladies’s singles essential draw fields based mostly on rating 42 days previous to the primary Monday of the occasion.

“The US Open doesn’t have a vaccination mandate in place for gamers, however it should respect the US authorities’s place relating to journey into the nation for unvaccinated non-US residents.”

Novak Djokovic admits he was disappointed to be thrown out of the Australian Open because of his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine

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Novak Djokovic admits he was disillusioned to be thrown out of the Australian Open due to his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine

Novak Djokovic admits he was disillusioned to be thrown out of the Australian Open due to his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine

Djokovic’s stance already price him the possibility to compete within the Australian Open earlier this 12 months and it appears doubtless to take action once more.

Whereas Djokovic is extremely unlikely to be in New York, one other former champion will probably be after Williams was named on the entry record.

Williams, a six-time winner, signalled her intent to contest her residence Grand Slam after signing as much as play the majority of the US hard-court swing, together with occasions in Toronto and Cincinnati.

Nice Britain’s Kyle Edmund can also be set to enter his first singles occasion at a grand slam in two years.

The 27-year-old’s profession has been derailed by a knee harm however he made his comeback at Wimbledon, taking part in within the blended doubles.

And he has used his protected rating of 48 to make sure, well being pending, he will probably be included in the principle draw.

Petition for Djokovic to play

Virtually 12,000 individuals have now signed a web-based petition calling for the USA Tennis Affiliation (USTA) to work with the nation’s authorities to permit Djokovic to compete within the US Open regardless of his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

“There’s completely no cause at this stage of the pandemic to not permit Djokovic to play on the US Open 2022,” stated the petition, which was launched on June 21.

“(The) US Authorities and USTA should work collectively to permit him to play … MAKE IT HAPPEN, USTA!”

Djokovic claimed his seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam success

Djokovic claimed his seventh Wimbledon title and twenty first Grand Slam success

The Serb, who retained his Wimbledon crown with a win over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios earlier this month, in February stated he was ready to overlook Grand Slam tournaments slightly than take the Covid-19 vaccine.

The principle draw on the US Open begins on August 29.

Williams, Raducanu named in star-studded area for Cincinnati Open

Forward of the US Open, Williams is about to participate within the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati subsequent month along with her protected rating, organisers of the US Open tune-up match stated on Tuesday.

She will probably be joined by Raducanu, who will probably be utilizing the occasion to arrange for her defence of her Grand Slam crown at Flushing Meadows, the place she received her maiden main title final 12 months.

Serena Williams in action earlier this year

Serena Williams in motion earlier this 12 months

Williams, who returned to the Tour after a 12 months out final month, fell within the first spherical at Wimbledon however has proven she isn’t but prepared to hold up her racket regardless that she is 2 months shy of her forty first birthday.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion can also be set to play on the Nationwide Financial institution Open in Toronto from August 6-14 after she elected to make use of her protected rating to enter the principle draw.

Williams, the oldest participant within the males’s and ladies’s fields this 12 months, has received the match in Cincinnati twice in her profession in 2014 and 2015 whereas she was runner-up in 2013.

The August 13-21 match will probably be headlined by the world No 1s in each the lads’s and ladies’s excursions – Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiatek.

Former ladies’s champions within the area embrace Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova.

Emma Raducanu celebrated a point at the Australian Open

Emma Raducanu celebrated some extent on the Australian Open

Different Grand slam champions within the ladies’s draw embrace Raducanu, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Jelena Ostapenko, Barbora Krejcikova, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova and newly-crowned Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who’ve received 43 majors between them, will headline the lads’s area which additionally contains former champions Alexander Zverev – who missed Wimbledon with harm – Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic.

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