‘Flawless Technician’ Novak Djokovic (World Ranking 5, Serbia) has returned to Australia, where he was exiled, but it seems that he will not be able to compete in the US for the time being.
Reuters reported on the 5th (Korean time) that the US 토토 government has extended the COVID-19 quarantine regulation until April 10th. Therefore, Djokovic, who has not been vaccinated against Corona 19, cannot participate in the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) tour Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open held in the United States in March.
The two competitions are ATP Masters 1000 level competitions, and the most ranking points are given except for the four major competitions. If Djokovic doesn’t get the vaccine he won’t be able to compete in this year’s event either.
Djokovic went through twists and turns last year, such as being expelled from Australia for not being vaccinated against Corona 19. He failed to participate in the four major tournaments, the Australian Open and the US Open, and won Wimbledon, but the ATP decided not to give ranking points as Russian players were unable to participate in Wimbledon due to the invasion of Ukraine. Because of this, Djokovic dropped to 8th in the world rankings and now rises to 5th.
Australia was able to return to the Australian Open by easing the entry ban on Djokovic in November last year, but the door to the US tournament was still not open.
Meanwhile, Djokovic defeated France’s Cantin Hallis (64th) 2-0 (7-6<7-3> 7-6<7-5>) in the round of 16 singles at the ATP Tour 250 Adelaide International First Round held in Adelaide, Australia on the same day. and advanced to the quarterfinals.