Marion Bartoli’s husband Yahya Boumediene has thrown his support behind Novak Djokovic as he thinks the 21-time Grand Slam champion definitely deserves to compete at the US Open. Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete at the Australian Open earlier this year, is now in danger of missing out on his second Grand Slam in 2022.
The US policy requires foreigners entering the country to show proof of vaccination. Djokovic hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that’s why he will likely miss out on the US Open. Boumediene, a Belgian footballer who married Bartoli in 2019, took to Instagram, where he revealed how he honestly feels about the US Open without Djokovic in it.
“No Novak, No Tennis,” Boumediene wrote on his Instagram Story.
Djokovic’s US entry ban slammed by an American tennis legend
John McEnroe, one of the greatest American tennis players, called it a “bull—-” not to let Djokovic play at the US Open because of his vaccination status.
“Well, first of all, I think it’s BS,” McEnroe told Outkick. “That’s what I think. He should be allowed to play. My personal opinion is that I’ve been vaccinated, I had the booster shot, and that’s up to the individual.
If I were him and I’m not him, you know, he’s won a lot more Majors than me and it’s because he has dug in his heels and found that will that very few people in any sport have ever found. That’s part of what has made him so great.
He sticks to his guns and is perfectly entitled to make the decision.” We may not see Djokovic in Grand Slam action until the French Open. After being deported from Australia, Djokovic was handed a three-year ban from entering the country.
At Wimbledon, Djokovic expressed hope that his Australia ban will be rescinded and that he will be allowed to return to the Australian Open next year.