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Novak Djokovic resigned from competing in additional US tournaments due to his vaccination status

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who was born on May 22, 1987, He currently holds the No. 1 for a record-breaking total of 373 weeks,[7], and he finished as the. At the moment, he is ranked No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in singles play.

He has won a record-breaking 91 ATP singles titles, including a record-breaking 65 Big Titles, six year-end championships, and 38 Masters titles.

As Novak Djokovic faced the possibility of missing additional tournaments in the United States due to his refusal to receive a coronavirus shot, he stated on Thursday that “it is what it is.” The US government has increased the requirement for international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, which means that the former world number one will be unable to compete at the prestigious Indian Wells and Miami Open ATP 1000 events.

“I saw it, but I don’t think it’s official yet; when it’s official, we can talk about it,” the Serbian player, who has won 21 Grand Slam tournaments, said

He responded, “A statement from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was cited by reporters at a press conference.” I mean, if it’s official, what can I do? Nothing. My position is what it is because you know it.

The 35-year-old added, “I’m hoping (to play), but if I can’t go, I can’t go.”
The ban on non-citizens who have not been immunized has reportedly been extended until April, with Indian Wells taking place from March 6 to 19 and the Miami Open taking place from March 19 to April 2.

Djokovic was deported from Australia in January prior to the Australian Open for the same reason that prevented him from entering the United States to play in the US Open.

After losing a high-stakes legal battle, he was initially banned from Australia for three years. However, his ban has since been overturned and visitors no longer need to show proof of vaccination.

Djokovic stated the following last week in reference to the experience in Australia: Those occurrences cannot be forgotten. It’s one of those things that stays with you for the rest of your life, I’d guess.
“It was something I had never experienced before, and I hope I never will.”

If the Serb does not play in Indian Wells and Miami, he could lose up to 2,000 ranking points and has fallen to number five in the world.

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