Novak Djokovic confirms he won't take vaccine leaving US Open unlikely

Novak Djokovic explained that he is in the dark as to whether he will be able to play at the US Open, as he confirmed he would not be taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

There are no restrictions on entry to the UK, but as things stand people need to be vaccinated against coronavirus to enter the United States. That would rule Djokovic out of the final major of the year, and he has said it is beyond his control as he will not be taking the vaccine:

"As of today I am not allowed to enter the States under these circumstances. I am aware of that and that is an extra motivation to do well here, and hopefully I can have a very good tournament as I have done in the last three editions.

Djokovic added:

"Then I will just have to wait and see. I would love to go to the States. But as of today that is not possible. There is not much I can do anymore. It is up to the US government to make a decision whether or not they allow the unvaccinated people to go in to the country.”

When pressed on the fact there was something he could do, namely get vaccinated, Djokovic said that would not happen. Asked if he had closed his mind to getting vaccinated, Djokovic said:

“Yes.”

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