Novak Djokovic risks to miss the US Open 2022. The desire to fly to the United States for the US Open is great, as is the clear intention to ensure that what happened in January for the Australian Open does not happen. Novak is clear about his presence in Flushing Meadows, where he expects to be there only if he is allowed: "We will not see the same situation seen in Australia because I will not go to America if I do not have permission."
What happened in Australia was a very unfortunate situation. Many people probably think that I forced things by trying to enter Australia without the necessary documents to do so, but this is not true and has been proven in court.
If I get permission I will go to New York, otherwise no, it won't be the end of the world."
Djokovic: "I'm a tennis player, I'm not interested in politics"
The current number 7 in the world - fresh winner of Wimbledon for the fourth consecutive edition, continued on the issue, pulling out of any speech that may be of a political nature: "I would never go to a country without having the documents in order to enter.
And it was like that in Australia too, I had permission, I had a vaccine exemption. Many other people who entered Australia in the ten days prior to my arrival with the same documents had no problems. Unfortunately we know what happened to me instead.
I love Australia, it's the Grand Slam where I got the best results so I hope to have the chance to return in January. I want to go to New York and go to America. I want to go to every country where I can play, I'm a tennis player, I don't do politics, I don't take care of other things because I don't care.
I have my opinions and I support them. I respect everyone and everything and I expect others to respect my decisions as well. If I get the permit I'll go to New York, otherwise no, it won't be the end of the world. I am still young, I will still play for many years and therefore I still have many possibilities in front of me."