COVID-19 Vaccination: Djokovic To Miss ATP Masters In Miami


Former tennis world number one Novak Djokovic will not play at the ATP Masters event in Indian Wells, which began on Wednesday.

This is because he is not allowed to travel to the U.S. without a coronavirus vaccination.

Djokovic said on Twitter that he would also miss the following Miami Open.

“While I was automatically listed in the @BNPPARIBASOPEN and @MiamiOpen draw I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel,” he said.

“The CDC (Centre for Disease Control) has confirmed that regulations won’t be changing so I won’t be able to play in the US. Good luck to those playing in these great tournaments.”

Djokovic gave an interview last month in which he said he was still not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

That was after he was deported from Austriala prior to the Australian Open at the start of the year.

The Serbian 20-time grand slam major champion was seeded two in Indian Wells in the initial draw but will now be replaced by Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.

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