The Serb is in danger of missing 2022's final Grand Slam due to his decision not to get vaccinated. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday, July 10, 2022
Novak Djokovic has successfully closed the gap on Rafael Nadal in the all-time men’s singles Grand Slam titles race to one, but the Serb may not have another chance to get back on equal footing with Nadal in 2022.
After defeating Nick Kyrgios, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) in Sunday’s men’s singles final, the Serb reconfirmed his status with regard to vaccination.
“I'm not vaccinated and I'm not planning to get vaccinated so the only good news I can have is them removing the vaccine card to enter United States,” Djokovic said. “I don't know. I don't think exemption is realistically possible. If that is possibility, I don't know what exemption would be about. I don't know. I don't have much answers there.
The 21-time major champion still holds out hope that the United States government will change its regulations regarding mandatory vaccination for foreign travellers.
“I think it's just whether or not they remove this in time for me to get to USA,” he said. “I'll wait hopefully for some good news from USA because I would really love to go there.
“That would be probably the next big tournament, the next big swing, playing a tournament or two before US Open and US Open. If that doesn't happen, then I have to see what the schedule will look like.”