Farage: "A Madness that Novak Djokovic can't play the US Open"

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Farage: "A Madness that Novak Djokovic can't play the US Open"

Nigel Farage talked about the likely absence of Novak Djokovic at the US Open 2022, due to the US rules on the Covid matter. Frage explained: "The US Open has decided that Russian and Belarusian players will be able to participate in the tournament, while Novak Djokovic will almost certainly have to stay at home for not having vaccinated.

I think it is madness. There is no medical reason that justifies this measure." Speaking to Eurosport, John McEnroe talked about Djokovic's situation: "Many of us were convinced that Novak would have won more Grand Slams than anyone else.

It must be said that these first months of 2022 have turned the tables on the table. First there was that very bad story in Australia, with Nole unable to play the first big event of the year. To be honest, I don't think Djokovic expected Rafa Nadal to triumph at the Australian Open.

Then there was Roland Garros. Djokovic and Nadal presented themselves in very different conditions: the Serbian was regaining momentum, while the Spaniard was full of doubts. The rest is history: Nadal amazed everyone by winning yet another title in Paris."

Djokovic's 2022: ups and downs

2022 is not going well for Novak Djokovic. The former world number 1 was unable to compete in the Australian Open due to the well-known vaccination issue, as well as having undergone a bureaucratic and media process that damaged his image.

The Serbian champion hoped to redeem himself at Roland Garros, where he was considered his great favorite, especially after the triumph in Rome without losing a single set. After walking in the first week, his run sadly ended in the quarterfinals against his eternal rival Rafael Nadal.

The Spaniard then hoisted himself to 22 Majors, further stretching on Federer and Djokovic. The 35-year-old from Belgrade will necessarily have to impose himself at Wimbledon to close the gap, given that he will hardly be able to go to New York to compete in the US Open.

According to the latest rumors, the United States has no intention of lightening health measures and will not discount the 20-time Grand Slam champion.