Novak Djokovic US Open petition flying with Serb set to get update 'soon'

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Djokovic is facing a ban from the US Open, with unvaccinated travellers currently barred from entering the country. The final Grand Slam tournament of 2022 starts in exactly two weeks, meaning time is running out for the American government to loosen the restrictions which would allow the three-time champion to compete.

But the Serb is set to learn his fate soon, while a petition campaigning to allow him to play the US Open is currently flying, having neared 50,000 signatures. The Change.org petition calls on the American government and the United States Tennis Association to work together to allow Djokovic to play and was set up two months ago, now boasting the support of 48,217 people.

And the almost-50,000 Djokovic supporters will soon get their answer after the CDC recently updated Covid guidelines in the United States, before confirming they would review extra restrictions on the likes of travel “in the coming weeks”. Regulations on quarantining and social distancing for US citizens are already being relaxed, offering the 21-time Grand Slam champion some hope.

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