© US Open official twitterDaniil Medvedev
MOSCOW, 21 July – The organizers of the US Open tennis championship (US Open) will not require players to be vaccinated against coronavirus, but will respect the position of the US government regarding the entry of unvaccinated foreigners into the country, according to the Associated Press, citing a press release from the tournament organizers.
On Wednesday, it became known that Serb Novak Djokovic was included in the application list for the US Open, but this does not mean that the Serb will be able to take part in the tournament due to the current rules regarding the coronavirus in the country. The US does not allow unvaccinated foreigners to enter the country, so Djokovic has had to miss major events in Indian Wells, California and Miami in the first half of the season and will not be able to compete in the Cincinnati Masters in mid-August.
“The US Open does not require players to be vaccinated, but will respect the position of the US government regarding the entry of unvaccinated non-US citizens into the country,” tournament organizers said in a statement.
Earlier, Djokovic, due to his refusal to be vaccinated, was not admitted to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open.
The US Open will run from August 29 to September 11. Russian and Belarusian tennis players are allowed to ATP and WTA tournaments in a neutral status in all countries except the UK.