Novak Djokovic has had a troublesome 2022 season so far. The Serb was banned from participating in the Australian Open due to his vaccination status. He was deported from Melbourne and missed out on a couple of Masters tournaments in the US. However, the 35-year-old kept fighting and made a comeback at the start of the clay season, winning the Italian Open. He participated in his first Major of the season in Paris. And unfortunately, lost the tournament, allowing Nadal to take his Grand Slam lead to 22 titles after securing the Australian & French Open. However, Nadal fought hard and went to the UK to defend his Wimbledon title. Luckily, the Serb succeeded in the grass-court tournament and won his 21st Grand Slam title.
Unfortunately, Nole found himself in another mess as he is set to miss out on the US Open, the final major tournament of 2022. Djokovic will possibly be banned from entering the US due to the government’s vaccination mandate in action. Hence, Nole will not be allowed to enter the country and feature in the New York tournament. Amid all the drama, Novak is still hopeful that he might be allowed to appear at the 2022 US Open. The 35-year-old recently shared a video of himself practicing on the hard court. He expressed his gratitude to his fans, who have requested the US government to allow Nadal to play in New York.
Djokovic Thanks His Fans For All The Support & Petition At Change.org
Nole recently shared that he is preparing as if he would be allowed to compete at the US Open. He is awaiting confirmation about being allowed to enter the US. Djokovic posted a video of himself practicing on the hard court without a shirt. He was seen practicing his shots with a cap on under the bright sun. Thus, if the US government retracts the vaccination mandate, Djokovic could be allowed to enter the US. He might have a chance to equalize Nadal’s record for the most Grand Slam titles in men’s singles.
And for that to happen, Tennis fans around the world lately started a petition. They urged the US government to allow Nole into the country and participate in the US Open. In his recent post, Djokovic thanked his dedicated fans for their support in an attempt to convince the US government to let him play at Flushing Meadows.
The 35-year-old took a moment to express his gratitude for the love and support he had received from all over the world. Djokovic added, “I wasn’t expecting it, and that’s why it feels so mindblowing. Just wanted to say Thank You.” He felt quite special that people connected with his tennis career in a loving and supportive manner and wished for him to continue playing.