Does Novak Djokovic regret his vaccine decision to Miss US Open?

By Srikanto Mandal 24 Sept, 2022

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Novak, 35, said he will not take the coronavirus vaccine even if he misses tennis events.

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He missed two of the four Grand Slam tournaments this season, the Australian and the US Open, for not getting the vaccine.

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The United States currently prohibits the entry of foreign nationals who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with US vaccine regulations.

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Due to these US vaccine regulations, Djokovic missed four more events in North America in 2022.

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This year's Laver Cup, which starts Friday in London, is Djokovic's first tournament since Wimbledon.

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Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he is sad over missing the US Open but he has no regrets about his decision.

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“I don’t have any regrets. I mean, I do feel sad that I wasn’t able to play [at the US Open], but that was a decision .... 

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that I made, and I knew what the consequences would be,” he said Thursday. “So I accepted them, and that’s it.”

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Djokovic is 21-time Grand Slam champion - second only to Rafael Nadal (22) and one ahead of Roger Federer (20).

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