No vax, no Novak.
Djokovic recently slipped to No. 2 in the ATP rankings, trailing Daniil Medvedev. He has played in only one tournament so far in 2022 because of his lack of a vaccination.
Djokovic organized a series of exhibition matches in Serbia and Croatia with no rules requiring social distancing or masking. That was canceled when a number of players, including Djokovic, contracted Covid-19.
Still, Djokovic’s name was put in the draw for the BNP Paribas Open In Indian Wells on Tuesday.
“While I was automatically listed in the @BNPPARIBASOPEN and @MiamiOpen draw,” Djokovic wrote Wednesday, “I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel.”
Indian Wells is underway this week; the Miami Open starts on March 21.
While I was automatically listed in the @BNPPARIBASOPEN and @MiamiOpen draw I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel. The CDC 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 👊
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 9, 2022
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