Tennis star Novak Djokovic was barred from competing in this year’s U.S. Open tournament; Djokovic has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, violating a CDC rule which prevents him from entering the country.

One Australian journalist says preventing Djokovic from playing “defies logic and science.”

“It is embarrassing and it defies logic and science,” journalist and sports host Ben Fordham says. “He is one of the fittest people on the planet. He doesn’t drink, he travels with his own personal doctor and nutritionist.”

Fordham notes that Djokovic already had COVID —twice —and should have antibodies.

“I had COVID twice, I had COVID in June 2020 and I had COVID recently in — I was tested positive — PCR — 16th of December 2021,” Djokovic said during an interview earlier this year.

Tennis legend John McEnroe shared similar feelings as Fordham, saying “These politicians are getting in the way too much. They did it in Australia. Let’s let the guy come in and play in the U.S.”

Djokovic has made it very clear he will not get vaccinated.

“I’m not vaccinated and I’m not planning to get vaccinated,” he said last month, according to Yahoo! Sports.

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Back in February, the three-time U.S. Open champion told the BBC that he’s willing to sacrifice championships for these beliefs.

“That is the price that I’m willing to pay,” Djokovic said about potentially missed tournaments over the vaccine requirement. “Because the principles of decision making on my body are more important than any title or anything else. I’m trying to be in tune with my body as much as I possibly can.”

“I was never against vaccination,” the athlete said, “but I’ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.”

The tennis star in January was dramatically detained and deported from Australia over his vaccination status, rendering him unable to defend his Australian Open title.

Watch the video above of Peter Doocy asking KJP why unvaxxed migrants can enter the U.S. but world-class tennis players can’t.

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