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‘He’s Far Too Dangerous’ – 37-Year-Old Tennis Star Turns Political as He Takes a Nasty Swipe at American Government Over Novak Djokovic’s Indian Wells Ban

Published 03/05/2023, 6:47 AM EST

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Novak Djokovic made headlines worldwide when he was denied entry to the 2022 Australian Open. The Serbian national was deported from the country on account of not following vaccination guidelines. He has still refused to take the vaccine and missed out on many tournaments because of it. Djokovic will also miss the upcoming Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Open unless there are drastic changes in the US government’s vaccine mandate. It has prompted John Isner to comment on the situation.

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Djokovic was banned from several competitions last year due to his refusal to get vaccinated. He missed out on the US Open, the ‘Sunshine Doubles’, Cincinnati Open, etc. The tennis world was divided on this issue. Some were supporting his decision to stay unvaccinated while some chastised the player for his move.

John Isner outraged as Novak Djokovic is set to sit out the ‘Sunshine Doubles’ again!


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The American player John Isner shared his thoughts on the situation on his official twitter account. He wrote a sarcastic comment about how Djokovic will be allowed after May 11th. He further made a sly dig at the American government for their delay in lifting the vaccine mandate.

He tweeted, “Don’t worry guys, on May 11th he will be deemed safe enough to enter the USA. Until then, he’s far too dangerous. Do not question the science, our government has been spot on with all things Covid since the onset.”


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After Djokovic’s victory in the 2023 Australian Open, speculations were running wild about whether he’ll participate in the US swing of the hard court season. Although no change was announced in the country’s vaccine mandate, the Djoker’s still hoped that their favorite star would be allowed to play in the Indian Wells and the Miami Open.


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Although the Serb would miss the ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, he would be allowed to play in the US Open later in the year. This would be possible due to the US lifting ban on unvaccinated travelers from May 11th.

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This is not the only situation which made Isner to speak in favor of Djokovic. He also commented on Djokovic’s deportation from Australia in 2022. Last year, after the vaccine fiasco of the 10-time Australian Open champion, Isner voiced his opinion, saying that what Djokovic was going through was unwarranted. He also said that he followed all the rules, was allowed in the country and was still being detained against his will.


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John Isner has never been one to shy away from speaking out against authorities. Do you agree with the big serving American? Should the US government allow the Serbian legend to participate in the ‘Sunshine Doubles’?



Ripunjay Gaba

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Ripunjay is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his bachelor’s in Economics at Ambedkar University, New Delhi and worked as a freelance writer for a renowned sports publication, covering various social media personalities. Ripunjay is a diehard Roger Federer fan, whose dominance on the ATP Tour made him fall in love with tennis.

Edited By: Tony Thomas