The clouds of uncertainty are still looming over Novak Djokovic’s participation in the upcoming US Open competition.

The Serbian star has been firm on his stance on COVID-19 vaccination. He was named on the US Open entry list which was released a few weeks ago. The USTA have made it clear that being vaccinated is not a necessity for players to take part in the competition. However, they will follow the US Government’s travel guidelines which state that any foreign traveler must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a few tweaks to the COVID guidelines. One of them was that there would be no discrimination between a vaccinated person and an unvaccinated one. However, this only implies to the people already in the country.

Djokovic and his fans hope that this rule is made applicable for foreign travelers as soon as possible. That would allow the three-time US Open champion to compete at Flushing Meadows. As things stand, the 21-time Grand Slam champion cannot captivate us with his game in the final major of the year.

Novak Djokovic’s US Open wins

The legendary former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has won the US Open three times in his illustrious career.

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic won his first US Open title back in 2011. He defeated Rafael Nadal in the final to cap off a fabulous season where he also won the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Djokovic had to wait four years before winning his second US Open title. He defeated Roger Federer in the final in 2015. The last time Djokovic won the US Open was in 2018. He outplayed Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets to win his third US Open title.

Last year, Djokovic made it to the final before losing to current world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

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