Djokovic Won’t Play at US Open Due to American Vaccination Policy

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Tennis Star doesn't want to see a repeat of the Australian disaster

“The U.S. Open organisers have said they would respect the Government’s rules on non-citizens being fully vaccinated to enter the country, ruling out Djokovic,” reports the Daily Mail.

The Serbian, who has won the US Open three times before, won’t risk travelling to the country and experiencing a repeat of his unpleasant treatment by authorities in Australia, resulting in him being deported.

Djokovic previously told the BBC that while he is not against vaccinations, he has “always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.”

“I’m not going to go to America if I don’t have permission, so the Australian saga for me was not pleasant at all,” he also stated.

“People still think I forced my way to Australia and tried to come in with no papers, permission or exemption – it is not true. That was proven in the court cases, so I would never go into a country where I didn’t have permission to travel,” said Djokovic.