Novak Djokovic thanks fans for the petition on Change.org

The presence of Novak Djokovic at the next edition of the US Open is increasingly in doubt. Considering the rules in force in the United States, which oblige travelers to present a complete vaccination cycle at the border, the Serbian would not have the opportunity to participate in the American Masters 1000 and, above all, to reach New York in view of the last Grand Slam of the year. 

Despite these premises, the Belgrade decided to train relentlessly and wait until the last moment with the hope that the entry rules in the country will change.

Support for Djokovic has increased dramatically in recent days: from the petition launched on Change.org, a famous free social campaign platform, to the words of John McEnroe and some famous American personalities.

Djokovic “I just wanted to say thank you”

The 21-time Grand Slam champion wanted to thank all the people who showed their support through their Instagram account. Djokovic 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 US. Fingers crossed!”

Djokovic is registered for both the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and the US Open, but everything will depend on the rules in force in the coming weeks. The USTA has made it known that the tournament will not impose any limits on unvaccinated players, but that it will respect the government’s position regarding the entry of foreign citizens into the United States.

In the next days should come more news about this situation: and what for Djokovic?

 

 

 

 

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