Due to his Covid vaccination status, Novak Djokovic has not participated in an ATP 1000 event since 2019. It is anticipated that he will also skip Indian Wells. Since the US will no longer mandate vaccinations once the tournament begins.
On Wednesday, Novak Djokovic was added to the list of competitors for the forthcoming Indian Wells tournament. But it is anticipated that his travel to the United States will be prohibited due to his Covid vaccination status. The No. 1 player in the world from Serbia has won the ATP 1000 tournament five times. But he hasn’t played on the desert hard courts there since 2019.
Prior to the start of the main draw on March 9. The United States still has a vaccination requirement in force for foreign flight travellers. Haas said Indian Wells organisers would do everything to help Djokovic’s chances of playing. Also Read: Sania Mirza Uploads Another Cryptic Post On Instagram Amid Divorce Rumours
Novak Djokovic- The most famous unvaccinated personality
One of the most well-known unvaccinated players in the world, Djokovic, missed the Australian Open in 2022. He was also expelled from the nation as a result. His win this year earned him a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title. He also got to the top spot in the world rankings. He regained entry into the tournament this year. The 35-year-old has previously said he would choose to skip Grand Slams than receiving the Covid shot.
There will still be a tonne of quality on display in Indian Wells even if Djokovic is unable to compete. On the entrance list released on Wednesday were tennis great Rafael Nadal, teenage world No. 2, Carlos Alcaraz, and reigning champion Taylor Fritz.
Iga Swiatek, the current champion and world No. 1, Aryna Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula, and Coco Gauff, two young Americans, will battle for the women’s crown.
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