TENNIS

Novak Djokovic’s absence will be US Open history

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Hello everyone…

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There were a lot of questions and discussions on social media about Novak Djokovic and his status at the US Open. Let’s avoid pleading the Covid protocol, its logic and its bad logic. Let’s avoid a semantic discussion of anti-vax, pro-choice and anti-science. Let’s resist the easy game of turning this into a Djokovic vs. USTA referendum, as John McEnroe – who of all people should know better – seems to have done. Just a few factual points:

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