September 28, 2022

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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic remains on the US Open roster, just like Serena Williams at the US Open

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic remains on the US Open roster, just like Serena Williams at the US Open

Williams, 40, won the first of her six US Open titles in 1999 and won 23 majors in her career. With 24 pieces, the record was kept by the Australian Margaret Court. Williams won her most recent Grand Slam tournament in 2017, when she was the best at the Australian Open.

After not playing for Williams for a year due to injuries, the former world number one celebrated her return to Wimbledon last month. She lost in the first round to French Harmony Tan.

Even more remarkable: Novak Djokovic is also on the roster for the last major tournament of the year, which begins on August 29. He has already won the US Open three times. Two weeks ago, Novak Djokovic won his 21st Grand Slam title on grass in London.

But Djokovic refuses to be vaccinated against the Corona virus and as a result will be banned from entering the United States. However, the organization of the tournament puts the Serbian on the provisional list of participants.

“In accordance with the rules of the Grand Slam, all eligible players will automatically be included in the men’s and women’s entry list based on their ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the tournament,” the US Tennis Association said in a press release.

“The US Open will not have a vaccine base for players, but it will respect the position of the US government on access to the US for non-US citizens who have not been vaccinated.”

At the US Open, the Russian world number 1 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev returned. Like other Russian players, he was unable to play at Wimbledon this year due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The Russians will be allowed to play in New York, but not under their flag.

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