‘See you soon’ – Novak Djokovic confirms he will not play US Open
Novak Djokovic has revealed that he will not compete at this year’s US Open after waiting with hope for restrictions to enter the US unvaccinated to ease.
The 2021 finalist’s status as an unvaccinated non-US citizen means he cannot enter the US under current travel guidelines.
Djokovic has announced the decision just ahead of the US Open draw, leaving time for the USTA to adjust seedings ahead of the draw.
“Sadly, I will not be able to travel to New York this time for the US Open,” the 21-time Major champion tweeted. “Thank you Nole Fam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my fellow players!
“I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again. See you soon tennis world!”
The news means that by missing the Australian Open and US Open, and with Wimbledon stripped of ranking points this year, Djokovic will have dropped 5,200 ranking points across the three Slams this season.
Djokovic will most likely return to action during the Davis Cup group stages right after the US Open.
He will lead Team Serbia as they take on Spain, South Korea and Canada in Group B in Valencia.
Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open. Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. ❤️ Good luck to my fellow players! I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again. 💪🏼 See you soon tennis world! 👋🏼
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 25, 2022
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