Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has refused to be vaccinated against cholera, but hopes US officials can compete in the US Open in time.
Serbia’s top seed beat Nick Kirgius in four consecutive games on Sunday to win his seventh title in all English clubs and the 21st Grand Slam title – with only Raphael Nadal left.
He now aims for a fourth US Open title after losing to Daniel Medvedev last year.
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However, he said he would not be allowed to enter the United States for next month’s unofficial tournament.
“I have not been vaccinated and I do not intend to be vaccinated, so the only good news I can get is to get the green vaccine card or anything ordered to enter the United States or to be free,” said the 35-year-old.
“I really don’t think it’s possible to be free.” I wonder if they did or did not remove this on time to go to the United States. ”
Serbia was expelled from Australia in January for failing to defend the Australian Open.
Jokovic said the start of the year was difficult and it took months to recover.
“It definitely touched me in the first few months of the year,” he said. “I didn’t feel good at all. I mean, I was not in a good mood emotionally.
I wanted to play, but when I went to the court in Dubai for the first time of the year, I was under a lot of pressure.
“I did not feel guilty in court. Then I realized that it would take some time, I had to be patient, and sooner or later I realized that I would be in the state of optimal state. ”
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Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivaniyevich has described the player as a “difficult year” for the player.
But I had no doubt that Jokovich would recover, describing him as a “hero.” “You don’t doubt people like him,” he said. “He is a great champion. They say it took him a long time, but it didn’t take long.
“He took the right time to be saved and to integrate everything that happened to him.” Jokovich said Wimbledon’s victory was the fourth in a row for an English club and that he was now taking the most important break.
“I’m on vacation,” he said. “I have not played any competition recently, I will definitely rest for the next two weeks because it has been very tiring and a lot of times over the last few months.
“I enjoy a lot of tennis. I found what I was looking for. Then I look forward to some good news from the USA because I love going there. He said the former world number one would not feel pressured to play a particular program.
“I have achieved that historic number 1, weeks, number 1, which I have done for the rest of my life. Now that is done and dusted, I give priority to Slams and big tournaments and I want to play, I feel good. ” Jokovich said on Sunday that he felt proud of the people of Wimbledon – often playing Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in a fierce battle to win over his supporters.
“I definitely feel the support and love of the people today, so I’m very grateful for that,” he said.
“It’s no secret that every player wants people to support him during the game because at the end of the day this can make a big difference in how you feel.”