Tennis legend Novak Djokovic is on a quest to be the greatest of all time.
But his pursuit was derailed by tyrannical politicians.
And Djokovic defied Joe Biden with one stunning statement on CNN.
Tennis great Novak Djokovic drew even with Rafael Nadal for the most grand slam singles championships with 22.
The two are looking to break the tie at the upcoming French Open, an event Nadal has won an historic 14 times.
In 17 years, Nadal has lost at the French Open only three times – and two of those losses were to Djokovic.
Djokovic missed two opportunities at major titles in 2022 at the Australian Open and U.S. Open because of nonsensical COVID regulations.
Djokovic is meticulous about his diet and fitness and chose not to get vaccinated.
Even though Djokovic is in peak physical condition and had already recovered from COVID, he was deported from the Australian Open in 2022 (although he competed and won this year in 2023)—and could not enter the United States because of Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate.
Djokovic recently sat for an interview with CNN and was asked about his decision to not be vaccinated.
The Serbian explained, “No, I have no regrets…I’ve learned through life that regrets only hold you back and basically make you live in the past. And I don’t want to do that. I also don’t want to live too much in the future. I want to be as much as in the present moment, but of course think about future, create a better future.”
Biden’s mandate remains in place, so Djokovic is still not able to enter the United States.
He continued, “It’s a pity that I wasn’t able to play in Indian Wells [and] Miami. I love those tournaments. I had plenty of success there. But at the same time, it is the conscious decision I made and I knew that there is always a possibility that I won’t go. And it is the current state or current situation that I hope will change for later this year for the US Open. That is the most important tournament for me on the American soil.”
Unless the vaccine guidelines change, the 2023 U.S. Open will be the third major tournament he will not have participated in because of the absurd COVID restrictions.
Djokovic added, “I really want to be playing there, want to be there…I actually had in 2021 when I lost in the finals against (Daniil) Medvedev, probably one of the best moments I ever had with the New York crowd. And I’ve been fortunate to win that tournament three times, play many finals. And even though I lost that match, I received a lot of love and appreciation from people and I want to go back and I want to reconnect with the crowd there. So that’s something I’m looking forward to and hopefully it will happen.”
But based on the way things are looking with the Biden administration, Djokovic’s chances do not look too great.