John McEnroe calls for ‘ridiculous’ US vaccine laws to be relaxed for Novak Djokovic

McEnroe hit out at laws which currently bar unvaccinated people from entering the US. “These politicians are getting in the way too much – they did it in Australia,” said the three-times Wimbledon champion. “Let the guy come in and play in the US. I mean come on. This is ridiculous. You can agree to be tested. There’s got to be a way around this.”

Ivansivic said that Djokovic’s experience in Australia would have sent some players into retirement. “It’s very emotional,” said Ivanisevic. “It was a s— year, a tough year. Being there in Australia…for some people, they don’t recover. They will never play tennis. This was a big shock. It was a shock for me, and I was free. Imagine for him.

“It’s really heroic. He’s a great champion. This is the result. This trophy, this joy on Center Court. It’s so beautiful. Maybe Biden will change his mind about him. A lot of crazy things are happening in the world. Every day something is changing.”

Victory against Kyrgios also continued an extraordinary winning streak on Center Court that now goes all the way back to 2013. The two players have been embroiled in several previous disputes, notably when Kyrgios called Djokovic “a tool” for complaining about Australia’s quarantine rules but a new-found respect was evident on Center Court.

“It’s officially a bromance,” said Djokovic. The two players had joked that the winner would buy their opponent dinner, with Kyrgios even suggesting that they “go to a nightclub and go nuts”. Djokovic, who was celebrating his wedding anniversary as well as a fourth straight Wimbledon triumph, replied: “Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful relationship between the two of us. Let’s start with dinner and drinks – then we’ll see.”


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