Novak Djokovic can live with missing two major tennis tournaments in America this month. He was missing in Indian Wells and will not compete in Miami either. However, the Serbian tennis player fervently hopes that he will be able to participate in the US Open in New York this fall. “I hope the situation will have changed by then. The US Open is for me the most important tournament on American soil,” he says on CNN.
Djokovic, winner of 22 grand slams, is not welcome in the United States because he has not been vaccinated against corona. “It is a pity that I cannot participate, because Indian Wells and Miami are great tournaments where I have had great success. I do not regret it, because it was a conscious choice not to get vaccinated. So I knew that there was a Chances were I wasn’t allowed to participate.”
He can be hopeful about participating in the US Open. As things stand, as of May 11, the obligation for foreigners to show a vaccination certificate when they enter the US by air will expire. “I really want to play there. In 2021 I lost the final, but I probably had one of my best moments ever with the audience in New York. Fortunately, I have already won three times,” said Djokovic, who won his first position on Sunday. lost in the world rankings to the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who won the tournament in Indian Wells. “Congratulations to him. He definitely deserves to be number 1 again.”
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