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"No excuses now for the USTA to not intervene & help Novak Djokovic play the US Open" - Tennis fans react to relaxation in COVID-19 guidelines by the CDC

With a change in the rules and regulations regarding COVID-19 in the US, tennis fans are hoping that Novak Djokovic will finally be allowed to participate in the upcoming US Open.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health agency of the United States, released a fresh set of guidelines, lifting a number of restrictions. The highlight of the document was that "unvaccinated people now have the same guidance as vaccinated people."

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In June, the US Government announced that foreign travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus to enter the country. This meant that Djokovic, who has decided not to take the jab, was set to miss the entire US Open swing. The Serb had to withdraw from the National Bank Open in Montreal as Canada has similar rules for visitors.

Tennis fans, especially those who support the 21-time Grand Slam champion, have suddenly been given hope. Expressing their excitement about the latest developments, people from around the world stated that there was no reason for the authorities and tournament organizers not to allow Djokovic to play.

"'The Unvaccinated' should be suing governments for discrimination, and on a pack of lies," a fan tweeted.
@EssexPR 'The unvaccinated' should be suing governments for discrimination, and on a pack of lies.
"No excuses now for @usopen @usta to not intervene & help @DjokerNole play #USOpen. There are fresh guidelines from CDC removing differentiation between vaccinated & unvaccinated, there is no logical reason why the tournament can’t intervene now," a user posted.
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No excuses now for @usopen @usta to not intervene & help @DjokerNole play #USOpen. There are fresh guidelines from CDC removing differentiation between vaccinated & unvaccinated, there is no logical reason why the tournament can’t intervene now. #Djokovic #LetNovakPlay twitter.com/essexpr/status…
The US Centre for Disease Control has now basically admitted that the unvaccinated are no different in regards to spread, to those who have had the Vaccines.

It now makes America’s border controls look ridiculous & unnecessary.
"If the US government doesn't prevent the world's greatest (and healthiest) tennis player from entering the country, then the @usopen and @atptour have no reasonable justification whatsoever to deny #Djokovic entry based on medical discrimination," another fan tweeted.
If the US government doesn't prevent the world's greatest (and healthiest) tennis player from entering the country, then the @usopen and @atptour have no reasonable justification whatsoever to deny #Djokovic entry based on medical discrimination. twitter.com/EssexPR/status…
The US Centre for Disease Control has now basically admitted that the unvaccinated are no different in regards to spread, to those who have had the Vaccines.

It now makes America’s border controls look ridiculous & unnecessary.

Here are a few more reactions:

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@NBSaphierMD @doranjul @DjokerNole Let’s hope. The current policy is anti science and embarrassing
@operskapevacica @AmyLundyDahl @usopen @ChelseaRulezzz It could also be they are reinstating the testing requirement (fingers crossed its good news for Nole though)
@AmyLundyDahl @usopen As a Nadal fan I say let him play. I want to see another Rafa vs novak US Open Final!!!
@TennisPuneet @AmyLundyDahl @usopen Oh my god. When will this update happen? Monday? If so he may even flew directly to second round of Cincy. He will be free on 1st i presume? I keep my fingers.crossed!! 🤞
@AmyLundyDahl @usopen Hope this means it will change and novak can play. He is the best player on hard courts as well as grass and the tournament will be another asterisk without him
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No excuses left. Can we #LetNovakPlay
Take that step now. twitter.com/EssexPR/status…
The US Centre for Disease Control has now basically admitted that the unvaccinated are no different in regards to spread, to those who have had the Vaccines.

It now makes America’s border controls look ridiculous & unnecessary.
OPEN THE BORDERS NOW!! twitter.com/EssexPR/status…
The US Centre for Disease Control has now basically admitted that the unvaccinated are no different in regards to spread, to those who have had the Vaccines.

It now makes America’s border controls look ridiculous & unnecessary.
@EssexPR Then STOP the discrimination at the border. Let the unvaccinated enter US, test them! #LetNovakPlay

Novak Djokovic joins Federer, Nadal at the Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the 2018 Laver Cup
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The fifth edition of the Laver Cup is scheduled to be played from September 23-25 in London. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray were the first to confirm their participation as part of Team Europe, coached by Bjorn Borg. Fans got even more excited when Novak Djokovic announced that he was joining his biggest rivals. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud filled the remaining two spots.

In a press release, the 35-year-old said he was "really excited" and added that the Laver Cup was the only tournament where the biggest competitors played alongside each other.

"I'm really excited to be joining Team Europe again for the Laver Cup at London’s O2 arena in September. It’s the only competition where you can play in a team environment with guys that you’re normally competing against and to be joining Rafa, Roger and Andy – three of my biggest all-time rivals – it’s going to be a truly unique moment in the history of our sport," Djokovic said.

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