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'I prepare as if I had permission': Unvaccinated Djokovic still hopes to start at US Open - Sport

‘I prepare as if I had permission’: Unvaccinated Djokovic still hopes to start at US Open – Sport

Despite not having a coronavirus vaccine, Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic is still hoping to start at the US Open. The last Grand Slam of the tennis season begins on August 29 in New York. “I am preparing as if I have permission to play while waiting to see if there is any place for me to fly to the US. The Serbian wrote on Twitter on Saturday.”

The 35-year-old is on the entry list for the tournament. However, the organizers emphasized that they are respecting US entry regulations regarding the coronavirus. So it remains unclear whether he will allow Djokovic to start at Flushing Meadows. With a few exceptions, vaccination against the coronavirus is still a prerequisite for entering the country.

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After winning his seventh Wimbledon classic, Djokovic confirmed that he was not planning to be vaccinated against the virus and was hoping for an exception. Djokovic won a total of 21 Grand Slam titles, less than Rafael Nadal in the first four events.