Djokovic is deleted from Indian Wells after not being able to enter the United States

Novak Djokovic will not dispute the Indian Wells Masters 1000. As he had already anticipated, the Serbian tennis player himself withdrew in the last hours of the tournament, for which he was registered, because he did not receive permission from the USA for your entry into the country. Djokovicdue to his status as a foreigner and not vaccinated against the coronavirus, was ‘vetoed’ by the Government until May 11 and despite pressure from the opposition to Joe Biden, He has not received the exemption in time that would allow him to compete in a tournament that was already lost for the same reason in 2022.

Till the date, Djokovic, the only tennis player who has not been vaccinated for coronavirus in the ATP Top-100, has lost a total of five major tournaments that were a fixture on his calendar for this reason. It all started in Indian Wells 2022 and last year he couldn’t compete in either Miami, Cincinnati or the US Open. Now again Indian Wells closes the circle, as a result of the prohibition of USA of entry to foreign citizens without the vaccination of the Covid-19.

The raffle of Indian Wells Masters 1000 will take place this Monday, March 6, and Djokovic He had already warned that in order not to condition the table, it would be deleted from the tournament if permission was not received on time. The number one in the ATP ranking thus keeps his word and withdraws from this tournament, hoping that, although it is unlikely, the exemption may come to him to play the Miami Masters 1000also in United States territory and which is celebrated on the dates immediately after Indian Wells. Yes, the participation of Nole in it US Openwhich has been held since the last days of August and without the current restriction in USA for citizens not vaccinated against coronavirus.

The lowering of Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells joins the of Rafael Nadal, in his case due to injury, in a box that is somewhat decaffeinated and whose presence has not yet been 100% confirmed by the number two in the ATP ranking, a Carlos Alcaraz who remains out due to a muscle injury produced in the final of the tournament ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro. The Murcian has mathematical options that take the number one away from Djokovicbut for this he will have to play and win in Indian Wells.

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