“If it was Federer or Nadal, they would have done everything to bring them,” Nebojsa Jovanović questions the US Open’s authority on barring Novak Djokovic from the competition

Novak Djokovic's participation at the US Open is still clouded even after the CDC changing it's rules, only time will tell if he will play at the event or not.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time has won it all, with 21 Grand Slam titles to his name, the Serb is considered to be a part of the elite ‘big three’. Only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are in the running and the two players who are able to go top-to-toe with Djokovic.

The Serbian has been under the spotlight for quite some time now as he refuses to get vaccinated for Covid-19, and due to his stance over the vaccine, Djokovic has missed out on a lot of tournaments. The most latest one is the US Open as it get increasingly unlikely that he will be able to compete.

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Nebojsa Jovanović questions the US Open organizers over Novak Djokovic’s participation

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

It still seems unlikely whether Novak Djokovic will play at the US Open or not, the CDC recently changed its guidelines which should allow the Serb to compete but there have been no new developments regarding the matter, famous writer and compatriot of Djokovic, Nebojša Jovanović spoke to Sputnik over the Serb’s participation.

Talking to Sputnik magazine, Jovanovic said, “I can’t fathom the principal not trying to write a letter, and they said in advance that they won’t do anything, they just respect the administration regarding the trip, If it was [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal, they would have done everything to bring them, you can literally feel it.”

He said that he received a blunt reply from the authorities saying, “The administration responded with: Thank you, we respect you, the team has been informed and will work on it.”

Jovanovic also said that he wrote a letter to the president of the USTA saying, “This morning I sent a letter to the president of the USTA in which I elaborated everything because I was intrigued by the attitude that they will literally do nothing about Novak’s case, It is a precedent in sports that the organization does not try to bring one of the best tennis players of all time, even with a request or a letter to Biden, even if he is rejected, but it is in their job description.”

Djokovic’s case is under the limelight currently as the US Open is right around the corner, fans are anxious to know whether the Serbian will be able to compete or not.

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