Whether or not he will play at the US Open saga surrounding Novak Djokovic has taken a new turn after the US Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its coronavirus restrictions. His statement came despite calls from the likes of tennis great John McEnroe

current player John Millman, and politicians to allow the Serb to compete in New York.

Djokovic himself stated that he was "preparing as if I would be allowed to compete while I wait to hear if there is any room for me to go to the US".

And he was dealt a major blow on Thursday when the CDC issued new guidelines relaxing social distancing and quarantine rules with one of the key rules stating,

"Unvaccinated people now have the same as vaccinated people." In the coming weeks, CDC will work to align separate guidance documents,

such as those for healthcare facilities, high-risk congregate facilities, and travel, with today's update. The CDC has yet to update its travel advice,

but its website says it is following the latest guidelines and the change could see Djokovic compete in the final Grand Slam of the year at Flushing Meadows.