Novak Djokovic US Open row escalates as more politicians pile in on ’embarrassing’ ban

PRESSURE is mounting on Joe Biden as four politicians have now called for Novak Djokovic to be allowed into the United States.

Two more political figures have thrown support behind Novak Djokovic as he remains unable to play the US Open as an unvaccinated traveler. The United States currently bans any unvaccinated foreign nationals from entering the country. Still, one of Donald Trump’s former aides has become the latest to criticize the rules and pressure, Joe Biden, with a Senator echoing his calls.

Djokovic is still in doubt about playing the final Grand Slam tournament of the year with unvaccinated travelers unable to enter the United States. World No 7 has already confirmed he does not intend to get vaccinated just to compete and will find himself banned from the country unless the rules change.

Several American politicians have condemned the ban already and called for the Serb to be allowed into the country to compete, and now two more have ridiculed the policy of stopping unjabbed visitors from entering the United States. “Let @DjokerNole play in the @usopen! The U.S. Open cheapens itself when it bans one of the best players in the world,” Richard Grenell tweeted.

The former politician was picked by Donald Trump to be the U.S. Ambassador to Germany in 2017 and the U.S. Acting Director of National Intelligence in 2020. He was also the Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations for 15 months from October 2019, linking him to Serb’s home country.

 

Novak Djokovic has just won Wimbledon but may not be able to play the US OpenNovak Djokovic has just won Wimbledon but may not be able to play in the US Open (Image: Getty)

 

And current Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has now echoed Grenell’s words, slamming the idea of keeping Djokovic out of the country as “stupid”. He tweeted: “@RichardGrenell⁩ is 100% correct on this.

“Has anyone noticed the vaccines are NOT preventing infection and transmission? The mandates are idiotic, pointless, and destructive. How many jabs did Fauci get? Banning Djokovic would be equally stupid.”

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