Novak Djokovic insists and signs

Unless there is a major change of course in the coming weeks, Novak Djokovic will not participate in the last major tournament of the season, the United States Open.

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Under current regulations, unvaccinated aliens cannot set foot on US soil. Djokovic has always refused to be vaccinated and he intends not to get the shot until August.

“I cannot enter the United States because I am not vaccinated,” said Novak Djokovic. I know the situation well. It gives me extra motivation to have a good tournament here (at Wimbledon).


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

“I would like to go to the United States. To date, however, this is not possible. I can do nothing more. It is up to the US government to decide whether to welcome unvaccinated people into their country.”

Could the former World No. 1 opt for a vaccination to meet America’s requirements?

“No,” Djokovic replied.

Hunt for Nadal

Djokovic’s disputes with the Australian government cost him his participation in the first major tournament of the season. Now he has a good chance of missing the last one.

He fell two Grand Slam titles behind Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has 22 on the counter against 20 for him.


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

If he takes the top honor at Wimbledon, he could be part of a select group. He could become the fourth player in history to win the London tournament four times in a row.

The Serb had won the title in 2018, 2019 and 2021. As we know, the 2020 edition has been canceled due to the pandemic.

“I would love to be able to win another trophy,” said the man nicknamed Djoker. I would love to have the chance to play the last game to be part of the history of this tournament.

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Due to his complicated season, Djokovic is no longer at the top of the world rankings. Anyone who is now third in the ATP will not be able to improve their lot at Wimbledon.

He will not be able to defend the points he picked up in his last triumph at All England Tennis Club. As is well known, the ATP has decided not to award ranking points in Wimbledon.


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

A decision that Djokovic does not mind.

“It affects other players more than me, to be honest,” he said. I’m not saying I don’t care about points. They are, but not as many as before.

“Of course, I understand that 90% of the players who participate in this tournament are more affected by missing points. This year I didn’t have to defend 4000 points (2000 in Australia and 2000 in Wimbledon). It’s affecting my ranking, but my priorities are different now.

Djokovic will start his tournament at center this morning when he takes on South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, the 75th racquet in the world.

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