Novak Djokovic has dropped a huge social media hint that he maintains hope of competing at the US Open later this year.
The Serb is set to encounter problems entering the USA due to his COVID vaccine status and sparked frenzy among fans.
This was after replying to Nick Kyrgios, who reminded him about a dinner bet that the pair made at Wimbledon.
Djokovic won the hard way in south west London, having dropped the opening set in each of his last three matches.
But he showed typical resilience to fight back against Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie and finally Kyrgios to get the job done and clinch his seventh Wimbledon title.
The blockbuster meeting with Kyrgios on Centre Court seemed to solidify their budding “bromance” and the Aussie took the opportunity to remind his opponent that they had agreed to have dinner together by commenting on an Instagram video of Djokovic celebrating his victory at the All England Club.
Straight to the point as ever, Kyrgios said: “Where is my dinner!!!!!!,” before Djokovic responded: “Sorry mate. I called all the restaurants in London on Sunday night and there were no tables available. Dinner is on my in NYC.”
This was followed by a series of emojis, including a shocked face, a prayer and crossed fingers.
The US Open is held in New York every year, although as it stands, Djokovic will not be allowed to enter the country due to being unvaccinated.
The Serb encountered a similar problem in Australia back in January, becoming caught up in a global saga that saw him controversially deported and unable to defend his title.
Due to recent developments, it seems as though Djokovic may be allowed back to Melbourne next year with new Aussie Prime Minister Anthony Albanese poised to take a lenient approach to the situation.
The 35-year-old will naturally hope for a similar change of tune from US authorities so that he can add to the three titles he has already won at Flushing Meadows.
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