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Focus USA: Violent discussions about tennis star Djokovic

Focus USA: Violent discussions about tennis star Djokovic

The Americans defend the unvaccinated Serbs. The issue could still become a political one.

From Harold Ottawa

Novak Djokovic is known to miss the Masters event in Montreal, Canada, which begins on Monday because he is not allowed to enter the country without a vaccination. Novak Djokovic’s participation in the US Open (from August 29) should be off the table. But in the United States, athletes and politicians are now campaigning for the exclusion of Serbs.

Republican Congressman Claudia Tenney (61) addressed the Biden administration in a letter: “I call on the Biden administration to grant an exemption in the national interest to allow world-renowned tennis star Novak Djokovic and other international athletes to attend the US Open and participate.” So the issue could still become a political one.

And American tennis star John Isner is also working hard for the 21-time main champion: “It’s absolutely insane that he can’t compete.”

Djokovic also gets support from a professional who has also not been vaccinated. American tennis player Tennys Sandgren said: “It’s very embarrassing that the USTA isn’t asking for an exception. I can play but he can’t? Ridiculous.”

Djokovic confirmed his decision not to vaccinate after winning Wimbledon. Last year, the 35-year-old only lost to Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final, and thus had to give up his dream of winning the Grand Slam.

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