Tennis: Novak Djokovic could miss Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000 again


Novak Djokovic I was able to start the year with a smile thanks to playing Australian OpenDespite having not been vaccinated against coronavirus,

The Serb, who reached the quarter-finals in Adelaide this week, has been well received by the fans.

But Djokovic suffered a major setback today when he learned that the U.S. government had extended the requirement for foreigners to receive two doses of Covid vaccination until April 10, 2023.

In other words, the 21-time Major Finals champion missed the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells (March 8-19) and Miami (March 22-April 2) for the second straight season, leaving 1 You will lose the option to return to the position.You may even finish the season in the rankings or as the leader tennis circuit.

Djokovic The handicap of having to be out of action for over a month before facing the clay court tour of Europe at Monte-Carlo, Mutua Madrid Open, Rome and Roland Garros again strikes.

His best result on clay in 2022 was the crown for Roman Foro Italico.

The only way he could enter the United States was through a medical exemption, which he did not meet, so he applied last year with no luck.

fear of china

On the horizon is an August US tour with TMS in Toronto and Cincinnati. US Open He was already absent last year.

The coronavirus situation in China does not favor the relaxation of entry requirements to the United States.


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