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Djokovic said he missed playing in the biggest tournaments in the United States and was thrilled to be back.
The 23-times Grand Slam champion was not allowed to compete in the United State last year and earlier this year over his refusal to take a Covid-19 vaccine.
But rules for unvaccinated foreign travelers were relaxed in May, enabling him to return to competition.
The World number 2 Djokovic, who lost the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz last month, is looking to capture his third Grand Slam title of the season at the August 28-September 10 US Open.
The 2021 New York runner-up last competed on hardcourts in March and said it was too early to rate his form on the surface after a rusty first match back.
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