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World No. 1 males’s tennis participant Novak Djokovic is evident to make his return to the U.S. Open this yr after being pressured to overlook the event final yr.
In keeping with Sky Sports activities, the USA is lifting its requirement for worldwide vacationers to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, which means Djokovic is now free to enter the nation and play within the 2023 U.S. Open:
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Novak Djokovic will have the ability to play at this yr’s US Open after the USA introduced it’s lifting its vaccine mandate on worldwide travellers. pic.twitter.com/K066oYBs2l
Djokovic couldn’t play within the 2022 Australian Open or U.S. Open due to vaccine laws within the host nations, however he returned to win this yr’s Aussie Open and can nearly definitely be a part of the U.S. Open subject in late August and early September.
Whereas Djokovic is a three-time U.S. Open champion, he’s within the midst of a reasonably prolonged drought, having not received the event since 2018.
Djokovic skilled back-to-back fourth-round exits in 2019 and 2020, however he reached the ultimate in 2021. After profitable the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon that yr, although, he was denied the calendar Grand Slam when Daniil Medvedev upset him in straight units.
Since that upset, Djokovic has two Grand Slam titles to his credit score within the type of Wimbledon 2022 and the 2023 Aussie Open.
Total, Nole has received 22 Grand Slam singles titles in his profession, which is tied with Rafael Nadal for probably the most within the Open Period.
Whereas Nadal has been struggling by means of accidents in latest months, it appears Djokovic can be match and prepared for the ultimate three Grand Slams of the yr.
When Djokovic does return to the USA for a event, it can mark his first time taking part in within the nation since 2021.
Earlier than that, Djokovic’s main focus can be on the 2023 French Open, which begins later this month at Roland-Garros in Paris.