Novak Djokovic withdraws from the US Open due to his unvaccinated status
Why it matters
Djokovic's absence from the US Open is significant as he is one of the top players in the world and has won the tournament three times. His decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been controversial and has led to his exclusion from multiple tournaments.
What the papers say
The Guardian, The Times of Israel, Reuters
How we got here
Djokovic's decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been a topic of discussion in the tennis world for several months. He was also excluded from the Australian Open earlier this year due to his unvaccinated status. Djokovic's absence from the US Open has led to disappointment from fellow players, including Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev.
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