Serena's Coach Rick on the absence of Djokovic

He is not vaccinated against Covid-19 which leads to his absence from tournaments. For the same, he has withdrawn from US Open due to travel restrictions for being unvaccinated.

In an interview, Macci said, "I don't like it, it's bad for tennis.”

“I'm not losing sleep over it but he played last year, COVID-19 was worse. He played the year before, COVID-19 was a lot worse.”

“Now it's in the rear-view mirror but he's not vaccinated, they don't let people in the country, it's a joke. It makes no sense whatsoever."

"I don't think tennis has anything to do with it. It's the government, you've got to be vaccinated to come in, it's unfortunate.”

“It applies to, in my opinion, not only the best player in the world but many other people that aren't vaccinated.”

“That maybe it affected your business, visiting relatives or whatever it impacted."