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Djokovic says he will not play US Open because of lack of Covid vaccination

This is the 2nd Conquest the tennis ace will certainly miss out on

Previous males’s globe primary Novak Djokovic claimed he will certainly not play in the United States Open up which starts on Monday as Covid methods suggest he can not take a trip to the USA.

It is the 2nd Conquest the 35-year-old Serb will certainly miss out on as a result of not being immunized as he was deported before the Australian Open previously this year.

” Unfortunately, I will certainly not have the ability to take a trip to NY this moment for United States Open,” tweeted Djokovic, a three-time United States Open champ.

Djokovic’s news, which was extensively prepared for, came hrs prior to the draw for the last bang of the period.

Tennis tale John McEnroe has actually blown up the Djokovic restriction as a “joke”

” At this moment, in the pandemic, we’re 2 and also a fifty percent years in, I believe individuals in all components of the globe recognize even more regarding it, and also the concept that he can not take a trip below to play, to me is a joke,” claimed McEnroe.

Actually, throughout the elevation of the pandemic in 2020 and also 2021, Djokovic was permitted to complete at New york city where he was champ in 2011, 2015 and also 2018.

He has actually not played considering that safeguarding a 7th Wimbledon title last month, a triumph which took him to 21 Conquest triumphes, one except Rafael Nadal’s document of 22.

Just last month, Djokovic claimed he was “preparing to play” in the United States Open where a stressful loss in in 2015’s last through Daniil Medvedev rushed his hopes of a Conquest of the 4 majors.

Djokovic authorized off his tweet claiming he wanted to be back quickly.

” All the best to my fellow gamers! I’ll maintain in good condition and also favorable spirit and also wait on a possibility to complete once more.

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