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No US Open for unvaccinated Djokovic

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So after much fuffing and faffing about this, plus a petition to Joe Biden by some American tennis fans, it seems pretty clear now that Djokovic won't be playing at the US Open unless he has the covid vaccine (see video) -

www.si.com/tennis/video/2022/07/22/us-open-says-novak-djokovic-must-receive-covid-19-vaccine-to-play
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Thanks for this information Aileen, 
I see that you had to open a new thread.  If you'd had posted it on the other players thread, no one would have had the opportunity of reading it.
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This is a similar article to Aileen's on the same subject

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/us-open-confirms-novak-djokovic-cant-play-unless-s-vaccinated-covid-rcna39069
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It is a tricky situation.  If I had family or friends in the US and couldn’t visit because of my stance on the Covid vaccination, I would be livid if the rule was waived for a professional  sportsman.
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^ I agree that you can't have one rule for one person and another for everyone else but unfortunately it now looks as though the whole thing is now being politicised, so I doubt we've heard the end of it -

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jul/22/ted-cruz-let-novak-djokovic-play-gop-lawmakers-tak/
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Confirmation that Djokovic will also miss Montreal if he's unvaccinated -

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1642656/Novak-Djokovic-Canada-Open-COVID-19-tennis-new
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The next stage in this saga, although Robert Kennedy Jr's weighing in on it shouldn't surprise anyone because Kennedy, a noted conspiracy theorist, has long spoken out against vaccines of any kind.

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1647955/Novak-Djokovic-US-Open-President-Joe-Biden-Robert-Kennedy-Jr-tennis-news
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I cannot help thinking that the president of the US has more pressing problems to deal with (like reading tele prompters correctly and staying awake) than weighing up the pros and cons of letting a top professional unvaccinated tennis player take part in the US Open.
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^ That's very true!
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