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US Open Says Novak Djokovic Can’t Play if He’s Not Vaccinated Against COVID

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US Open Says Novak Djokovic Can’t Play , if He’s Not Vaccinated Against COVID.
NBC News reports that on July 20,
the U.S. Open said that even though it
doesn't have its own vaccine mandate.
it will heed the American government's
guidance pertaining to unvaccinated
non-U.S. citizens who enter the country.
Currently, non-citizens are required by the
U.S. government to be fully vaccinated against
COVID prior to entering the country. .
This means Djokovic, who has adamantly refused the vaccine, can't enter the U.S. to play in the tournament.
NBC News reports that Djokovic was also prohibited from playing in the Australian Open because of his vaccination status.
NBC News reports that Djokovic was also prohibited from playing in the Australian Open because of his vaccination status.
Following his victory in London, Djokovic said he was waiting “hopefully for some good news from USA.”.
Following his victory in London, Djokovic said he was waiting “hopefully for some good news from USA.”.
But it doesn't appear he'll get it, even though
he was named on the entry list.
Per the Grand Slam Rule Book, all eligible players are automatically entered into the men’s and women’s singles main draw fields based on ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event. , U.S. Open, via statement.
The U.S. Open does not have a vaccination mandate in place for players, but it will respect the U.S. government’s position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens, U.S. Open, via statement.
The U.S. Open begins on Aug. 29
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