Former world number one men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic’s hopes of participating in the year’s final Grand Slam – the US Open – received a big boost recently when American health chiefs relaxed nationwide coronavirus guidance for unvaccinated people two-and-a-half weeks before the tournament.
Under new rules, despite being unvaccinated, Djokovic can now play in New York.
- Novak Djokovic can play in the 2022 US Open.
- His hopes of participation received a big boost after US health authorities relaxed COVID guidance for unvaccinated people.
- Djokovic is still COVID-19 unvaccinated.
The former world number one tennis player had not taken a vaccine against COVID-19 and because of that was barred from entering the United States. But now, despite being ‘unvaccinated’, Djokovic can play in New York.
Djokovic is a 35-year-old from Serbia who owns 21 major championships, one behind Rafael Nadal for the men’s record. Djokovic has said he won’t get vaccinated against the illness caused by the coronavirus, even if that prevents him from playing in certain tournaments. He missed the Australian Open in January after being deported from that country and needed to sit out two events in the United States earlier this year, along with a tournament in Montreal this week.