Novak Djokovic, 35, a living legend in the sport of tennis, is still proving that age is no barrier to success on the largest stage of professional court-play by winning the most recent Wimbledon event a record seven times.
Due to vaccine requirements, the Serbian superstar was denied the chance to compete at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne; and now Novak Djokovic US Open drama is catching the spotlight for the same issue.
How could Novak Djokovic US Open drama take a positive turn in coming days?
The United States Government has announced new policies that would relax Covid quarantine and social seclusion rules and additionally, the US state department is revealing that they are willing to modifying their regulations in favor of Novak Djokovic’s prospects of competing in the US Open.
However, Djokovic is still unable to compete in the US Open right now, and he said after his victory at Wimbledon that he wasn’t optimistic about his chances of competing in the year’s last Major Grand Slam tournament.
Besides that, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that they would loosen the rules governing quarantine and entrance restrictions and as of today, only US citizens are presently benefitted by these changes.
As a result, Djokovic won’t be going to New York for the event unless he gets a special exemption. However, this suggests that there may be further developments before the last Grand Slam of the season begins on August 29 that will allow him to compete.
CDC also hinted that international travelers might have to follow the old rules of vaccination by saying, “This updated guidance is intended to apply to community settings. In the coming weeks, CDC will work to align stand-alone guidance documents, such as those for healthcare settings, congregate settings at higher risk of transmission, and travel, with today’s update.”