/ 11 March 2022

Djokovic shut out of the US

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

We’re still getting used to calling him the world #2 men’s tennis player. He’s probably getting used to it too… But Novak Djokovic yesterday confirmed he won’t be playing at the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments after US authorities barred him from entering the country over his (un)vaccination status. Djokovic tweeted that he was “automatically” in the draw for both tournaments, but “I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel”. Djokovic has played one tournament this year due to his vaxx status, and last month, he lost his #1 ranking to Russian Daniil Medvedev after spending a record 361 weeks at the top. It’s expected the Serbian star will make an appearance at the Monte-Carlo Masters next month.

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