World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is set to return to the US Open after two years.
The 36-year-old Serbian had missed last year’s edition since he could not enter the US which require the international travellers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He missed last year’s Australian Open too and was deported from the country due to his vaccine status and has said he would skip Grand Slams rather than have a COVID shot.
He also missed the Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami this year due to the same reason.
However, the US government ended the vaccine mandate on May 11, clearing the way for Djokovic’s entry. The US Open this year will be held from August 28 to September where Carlos Alcaraz will be the defending champion in men’s singles.
At US Open, Djokovic will look to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Majors. Three of Djokovic’s 23 Slam titles have come at Flushing Meadows with the latest being in 2018.
- WPL 2024: Sajana smashes last ball six as Mumbai Indians seals dramatic opener vs Delhi Capitals
- MI vs DC Highlights, WPL 2024: Last-ball six from Sajana clinches thriller for Mumbai Indians
- Dubai Championships 2024: Qualifier Kalinskaya upsets World No. 1 Swiatek, faces Paolini in final
- ISL 2023-24: Bipin grabs brace as Mumbai City cruises to win against Chennaiyin
- Manchester United to play Arsenal in one of FIFA World Cup 2026 venues during pre-season