Novak Djokovic stays ineligible to compete within the U.S. Open later this month resulting from his vaccination standing, and the 21-time grand slam champion lately obtained a giant present of help from one United States senator.
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) wrote a letter final week demanding solutions relating to why Djokovic won’t be allowed to play within the U.S. Open. The letter, which was addressed to CDC Director Rochelle Wolensky, accuses Joe Biden’s administration of wanting a “ceaselessly pandemic.”
You’ll be able to learn the total letter at Outkick.
The U.S. Open doesn’t have a vaccine mandate. Nonetheless, match organizers have chosen to “respect the U.S. authorities’s place relating to journey into the nation for unvaccinated non-U.S. residents.” Many individuals really feel that coverage is outdated and accomplishes nothing.
One of many causes the vaccine mandate makes little sense is that an unvaccinated American tennis participant can be permitted to compete within the U.S. Open even when she or he traveled exterior the nation after which returned. The one requirement in such an occasion can be a destructive check. Since Djokovic just isn’t a U.S. citizen, he should be vaccinated.
Djokovic has no plans to get vaccinated earlier than the U.S. Open begins on Aug. 29. Except there’s a coverage change, he’ll miss his second of 4 majors this 12 months. Djokovic additionally had points on the Australian Open and was compelled to depart the nation even after being granted an exemption.