Novak Djokovic will be able to compete in US Open 2023 thanks to scheduled end of state of health emergency

The US government authorizing the entry into its territory of people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 from May 11, the Serbian will be able to play again the tournament, which he had missed in 2022.


The 2023 season will she see Novak Djokovic succeeding in the Grand Slam Calendar? The quest for records pegged to the body, the Serbian could again be in a position to conquer the ultimate grail of world tennis: win the four major tournaments over a calendar year.

Even if the road is still long, the world number one – which had failed in this quest in 2021 – in any case found reasons to hope, after the announcement of President Joe Biden, Monday, January 30, of end, as of May 11, in the state of health emergency in force in the United States for almost three years.

The 35-year-old will therefore be able to compete in the next edition of the US Open, the last Grand Chelem tournament which was refused to him due to his non -vacinated status against the COVVI-19. The United States thus follows the steps to Australia, which had been the first country to open its borders to it, allowing a return to normal on the circuit. In 2022, deprived of Australian Open, the Belgradois could only compete for Roland-Garros and Wimbledon.

After winning a tenth Australian open Sunday, January 29 and joined Rafael Nadal at the top of the players with the most titles in the Grand Slam (22), the good news is linked for the owner of the circuit, who found Place of the world number one on Monday.

But this leading position could soon be threatened: the lifting of the state of emergency in the United States being effective until May 11, it will not be authorized to compete in the 1,000 d masters ‘Indian Wells (from March 6 to 19) and Miami (from March 20 to April 2). In case of performances of Spanish Carlos Alcaraz or Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas during the American tour of March, he could abandon his chair.

/Media reports cited above.