US Open

Novak Djokovic: ‘I Was Never Anti-Vax, I Was Pro-Freedom’

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who famously declined to take the coronavirus vaccine, won his fourth U.S. Open and 24th Grand Slam on Sunday, where he followed up his win explaining to ESPN that his decision not to take the vaccination “was never anti-vax” and “was always pro-freedom.”

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvede

REDMOND: There Will be Golf

The 123rd U.S. Open begins today, and the venue is the star of the show. The venerated Los Angeles Country Club (LACC) is the site of this year’s golf championship. The course was established in 1911 and designed by George Thomas.

Brooks Koepka

John McEnroe: CDC Barring Tennis Star Novak Djokovic from Playing in U.S. Is ‘B.S.’

“I think it’s BS,” said tennis great John McEnroe of the CDC vaccine mandate that continues keep Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic from playing in the United States, potentially including the upcoming U.S. Open. McEnroe also insisted that Djokovic “is perfectly entitled to make the decision” for himself whether to vaccinate or not, according to a video from Outkick.

Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia greet with John McEnroe during the Centre Court Centenary Cel

WATCH: Djokovic Out of US Open After Hitting Line Judge with Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a stunning end to his 29-match winning streak and bid for an 18th Grand Slam title.


Governing Body Defends Umpire After Serena Williams Flap

LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.”

Serena Williams