Goran Ivanisevic defended Novak Djokovic’s choice not to get vaccinated. Ivanisevic said: “I respect Novak Djokovic’s decision and appreciate his courage. He has no intention of going back. The media portrayed him as a leader of the no-vax movement, that is, as someone who has a bad influence on others, but is all false.
He does not want to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, but he has never advised others to do like him. I respect and fully support his decision.” Ramesh Takur also returned to the sensational expulsion of Djokovic from Australia: “Nole was not kicked out of Australia because he could infect other people, but because he would testify to the failure of these vaccines.
The government was terrified that Djokovic, twice infected but not vaccinated, could play the Australian Open and win his 21st Grand Slam in Melbourne. People would have lost faith in Covid vaccines and the escalation of terror would have abruptly stopped.”
And now what will happen to the US Open 2022?
Unless an unlikely last minute change occurs, Novak Djokovic will be forced to miss the US Open 2022. The Serbian champion is not vaccinated against the Coronavirus and has no intention of undergoing the double dose, as per himself reiterated during Wimbledon.
For the same reason, the former ATP number 1 had to give up the Australian Open and the American Masters 1000 in the spring (Indian Wells and Miami). After the disappointment he suffered at Roland Garros, the 35-year-old from Belgrade redeemed himself at the Championships by lifting the trophy for the seventh time in his career.
Thanks to his fourth consecutive seal in London, Nole has shortened the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings. However, the Spaniard will have the chance to extend again to the US Open, a tournament he has not played since 2019.
Djokovic’s calendar is shrouded in mystery, as the Serbian has no plans to play smaller tournaments to collect points.