Novak Djokovic’s future is once again uncertain. After clinching his seventh Wimbledon title, the former world number 1 does not know if he will be able to fly to the United States for the US Open. The Serbian phenomenon paid dearly for his choice not to vaccinate against the Coronavirus, not having been able to defend the title at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year. For the same reason, the 35-year-old from Belgrade also had to miss the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring. The triumph at the Championships allowed Nole to forfeit his 21st Major, shortening the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time ranking. Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé reassembled Nick Kyrgios in the final, imposing himself on the London meadows for the fourth time in a row. Should he be barred from entering the US, the ‘Djoker’ could decide to return directly to the Laver Cup. Novak has already stated that he will not play minor tournaments to collect points. In an interview with the ‘Daily Caller’, Louie Gohmert – a representative of the state of Texas – expressed his desire for Djokovic to participate in the last Grand Slam of the season.
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Speaking to the Daily Caller, the politician expressed his desire for Novak Djokovic to play in the final Grand Slam of the year. “Novak Djokovic overcame war and threats of starvation to become one of the world’s top tennis players, if not the top player,” said Gohmert. He went on to slam the Biden administration for its “cold, heartless, malevolent, scientifically oblivious mentality.” Yet, now it appears he may not be able to overcome the Biden Administration’s cold, heartless, malevolent, scientifically oblivious mentality in order to compete in the 2022 U.S. Open,” Gohmert added. Earlier, Djokovic shared the video on his Instagram, and in the caption, he thanked all of his fans for the continuous support he received. He wrote, “I just wanted to take a moment and say to all of you how grateful I am to see so many messages of support and love from all around the world these days. I wasn’t expecting it, and that’s why it feels so mindblowing. Just wanted to say THANK YOU. It feels special that people connect with my tennis career in such a loving and supportive way and wish for me to continue to compete. I am preparing as if I will be allowed to compete, while I await to hear if there is any room for me to travel to the US. Fingers crossed!,” he further said about being hopeful of participating at the US Open.