Biden Admin. Lifts Travel Ban, Djokovic Now Eligible For U.S. Open

John Simmons | May 2, 2023
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The Biden administration has finally ended its travel ban for foreigners who are unvaccinated against COVID-19. Granted, the ban lasted about two years longer than it should have, but at this rate, we have to celebrate any wins we get.

This means that ATP world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will finally be able to play in tournaments held on American soil. He has already missed out on two prominent tournaments this season after the Biden administration extended its original end date for the travel ban, and has had an exemption request from this useless restriction denied.

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But now the Serbian is free to enter any U.S.-based tournament he wishes, providing Djokovic his first opportunity to play in the U.S. Open since losing in the final in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev in 2021

Djokovic is a player who thrives on overcoming conflict and getting revenge on those who have stood in the way of his goals. With that in mind, it's safe to assume that the Joker will be a force to be reckoned with once play at Arthur Ashe stadium begins this summer.

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