Novak Djokovic has requested special permission to enter the US
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 371
Novak Djokovic has received excellent news after winning his 22nd Slam in Melbourne and will be able to participate in the next edition of the US Open. Indeed, on May 11, 2023, President Joe Biden will declare the end of the Covid emergency in the United States and it will no longer be necessary to show the vaccination certificate to enter the country.
However, the Serbian should miss the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami, scheduled from the second week of March to the first week of April. Tommy Haas, director of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, expressed his opinion on the matter and reiterated: "It would be nice to see that the rule could be changed a little earlier and that Djokovic can play Indian Wells and Miami.
I think he is very motivated, so we should give him the opportunity. Hopefully we can have it."
Djokovic could participate in the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami
Djordje Djokovic, Novak's brother, provided some important information in an interview with the Tanjug news agency.
According to Djordje, Djokovic would have presented valid documentation to receive special permission to play in the United States in March. "This is something that is beyond our control. Novak needs a special permit, considering that the United States does not yet allow entry to unvaccinated people.
Which is incredible, because the whole world hosts sporting events that feature athletes who are vaccinated or not. Novak has submitted all necessary paperwork, and the directors of both tournaments have publicly stated that the two events need him.
There are a few days left and they will make a decision, let's hope for a positive outcome." Djordje then spoke about the next edition of the Serbia Open: "We are expecting a large number of players in the top 10 and top 20.
We will announce the names soon." As Djokovic's brother explained, the US government's response is expected in the next few days. The entity of the document presented by the Serbian sample is not yet clear. We recall, the Serbian champion can play the US Open 2023, after last season ban.