The United States has again closed the door of entry to Novak Djokovic. The North American country increased -until May 11- the restriction of all those foreign visitors who did not have the complete vaccination schedule against the Coronavirus. Thus, Novak will not be able to participate in the upcoming tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.
The Serbian has tried to use all his cards to compete in the next two Masters 1000 of the American tour. The first ‘AS’ up the sleeve that the man from Belgrade had was request an exemption to enter the countrybut it was denied.
The second option considered by the number one in the world, according to The New York Timeswas to use their influences by appealing to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Homeland Securitypositions that have among their powers to allow you to enter the United States.
In addition, Novak Djokovic’s team has been in contact with people who may have a direct relationship with Joe Biden, United States’s president. Among them we can highlight the Billie Jean King tennis player. However, and before the first refusal of the Government, the Balkan does not give up and will try to achieve his goal.
The imgNovak’s representation agency, contacted Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, two Republican senatorsso that they wrote a letter to the American president so that he can facilitate the entry of the Serb, but, once again, it came to nothing for Djokovic.
One of the most representative figures of the Florida tournament, James Blake, supported the Serbian so that he could compete in the United States, although said pressure did not have an effect either: ”We have highlighted the fact that it would be good for the economy and for the Miami community,” stressed James himself.
Besides, Andrea Gaudenzi, President of the ATPran in favor of the world number one: “Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest champions our sport has ever seen. The USTA and the US Open are hopeful that Novak will be successful in his petition to enter the country. The decision is unfortunate not only for him, but also for our tournaments and fans. Especially given the relaxation of restrictions around the world and in the US itself.” Still, Novak has the door closed, for the moment, in US territory.