US Open reiterates Djokovic cannot play unless vaccinated for COVID-19

Tournament organizers are following federal policy on unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens
Novak Djokovic, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 11, 2022

The U.S. Open confirmed Thursday that Serbian star Novak Djokovic cannot play in the tournament next month unless he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Open doesn't have its own vaccination mandate policy for players but said it will respect the federal government's policy on travel into the country for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens, according to NBC News

The United States requires such travelers to be fully vaccinated to entry the country. The 35-year-old Djokovic, and this year's Wimbledon champion, has declined to be vaccinated, the news outlet also reports.