With less than a week to go until the last Grand Slam of the season kicks off, the Serb is not present in the promotion campaign for the tournament. Which could indicate a forfeit. But one last hope remains.
As the last Grand Slam tournament of the year begins next Monday, August 29, the US Open unveiled its promotional campaign on its social networks. Including the poster on which does not appear Novak Djokovic, finalist last year (beaten by Daniil Medvedev). The Serb, who is still not vaccinated against Covid, does not meet the health conditions to be authorized to enter American territory.
The threat of a package from the former world number one, who has just won his 21st major at Wimbledon, therefore seems to be on the cards. One hope remains, however. The United States National Public Health Agency recently announced the end of many restrictions. And the organization of the US Open does not impose a complete vaccination schedule. This could allow Novak Djokovic to play if he receives authorization from the national authorities.
At the start of the year, the Serb had already been unable to defend his title at the Australian Open. He had been turned back at the airport and then asked to leave Australian soil after a legal series of a few days.
He had not been allowed to play in the Cincinnati tournament last week
Triple winner at Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic is on the entry list for the US Open. But, if he trains hard as if he was going to play the tournament, he was not allowed to participate in the Cincinnati tournament last week.