World no.1 Novak Djokovic, earlier this week, pulled himself into this year's US Open 2022 competition owing to the American government's Covid-19 protocol
which prohibits the entry of foreigners who are not vaccinated in the US.
It was only the second occasion Djokovic was unable to participate in an event at a Grand Slam tournament owing to his inability to undergo Covid vaccination.
As part of the massive debate about the ban, Rafael Nadal has given his decision on the matter in the release of a Roger Federer statement.
The Serb was in the final at Flushing Meadows last year, but Daniil Medvedev stopped him from getting the much-coveted Calendar Year Grand Slam.
"From my personal viewpoint, this is extremely sad news.
It's always disappointing when the top players in the world don't have the chance to participate in a tournament because of injuries or other reasons.