Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action while playing an exhibition match against Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in Visoko, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Armin Durgut, Associated Press

As the start of the U.S. Open quickly approaches, unvaccinated superstar Novak Djokovic is still waiting to hear if he’ll be allowed to play. The law currently requires foreign travelers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, an obstacle that even the athletically gifted Djokovic is unable to clear.

But there’s still time for public health rules to change. This week, U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican from New York, urged President Joe Biden to allow Djokovic and other unvaccinated tennis players to enter the country.

“Even though several Americans who are unvaccinated will take part in the (U.S. Open) this year, prominent players from around the world, including Novak Djokovic, will not be able to participate due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” she wrote in a letter to Biden, which she shared on Twitter. “I strongly urge you to issue National Interest Exemptions for unvaccinated members of the Association of Tennis Professionals.”

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