On Change a petition for Novak Djokovic to play at the US Open 2022

At this time Novak Djokovic is absolutely not master of his own destiny on participation in the most important tournaments on the ATP Tour. Or rather, it would only be if he thing to suddenly retrace his steps and undergo vaccination against Covid-19.

Since the hypothesis has been repeatedly denied by the Serbian, even recently, it is up to the Governments of the various nations and the same competitions each time to implement the rules deemed most suitable and to decide in effect whether a champion of 21 Grand Slam titles and former number one in the world may take part in the sporting event or not.

The weight of each single measure has become important and naturally also brings other interests to the fore. The current situation has led to a real international case in Australia where Nole was definitely not treated well and was ultimately barred from playing the Grand Slam.

Other demonstrations have not imposed any bans, including Roland Garros and the Internazionali Bnl d’Italia, while cases have emerged in which the unvaccinated have had free access but the Russian and Belarusian players have been blocked.

The United States of America, unlike everyone, has maintained a linear policy since the beginning of 2022: foreigners need a vaccine to enter the country. For this reason, the Belgrade native missed the Indian Wells and Miami appointments and is likely to forfeit Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open (he reached the final in the 2021 edition).

The petition

The Serbian fans of course are not there and try to make themselves heard to defend their favorite. After the various favorable opinions to allow Djokovic to play American tournaments, along with other conflicting opinions, a petition under the title of Nole Fam on Change has started in the past few hours.

“The United States government and the Usta they must work together to allow him to play. If unvaccinated American tennis players can play, Djokovic, one of the sporting legends, must be allowed to play,” is what is written. The appeal has reached nearly 23,000 signatures, but the number is steadily increasing.

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