Novak Djokovic reveals he has no regrets about losing the 2022 US Open

The tennis player chose not to vaccinate against Covid-19

Last Tuesday (16), during a press conference before the Western & Southern Open tournament in Ohio, and according to ESPN, Novak Djokovic stated that he did not regret being absent during the 2021 US Open and 2022. His absence from the player was due to his refusal to vaccinate against Covid-19.

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“The reason I wasn’t here for two years, I don’t regret it. I’m happy to be back,” the tennis player told CNN. The US Open editions in 2021 and 2022 took place during the pandemic period and so that all players could return to the sport, it was requested that everyone needs to be vaccinated and, if any athlete did not carry out the applied measure, he would be left out of the matches.

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“I’ve had a lot of success on American soil with Indian Wells, Miami, obviously Canada and here, I’ve won many times in these Masters 1,000 events, all of them. Of course, the US Open is also the pinnacle of the hard court season. I’m really excited,” commented Novak Djokovic.

The tennis player’s participation in the competition was authorized when the United States announced in May this year that it will no longer be necessary to use the Covid-19 vaccination requirements for international travelers. In this way, allowing competitors who do not protect themselves against the disease, to return to the courts.

“Today, we are announcing that the government will end Covid-19 vaccine requirements for federal employees, federal contractors, and international air travelers by the end of May 11, the same day the Covid-19 public health emergency ends.” , said the statement issued by the White House.

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