This was announced by the organizers of the California Championship, which is generally considered the most important tournament for the Masters, on Sunday.
Therefore Djokovic will not benefit from any preferential treatment. Because Washington does not allow entry into the country for unvaccinated international travelers. The US Transportation Security Agency (TSA) recently indicated that this measure will not change until at least mid-April.
The Indian Wells tournament begins on Wednesday in the California desert and ends on March 19. Another Masters 1000 will follow with the Miami tournament from March 22 through April 2, which he will also have to forfeit.
Djokovic, the record holder in the four Grand Slams, won (22) with Rafael Nadal, since his coronation at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, and he was waiting to hear the response of the US authorities to his request for exemption.
If it is refused then of course I will withdraw from the tournament before the draw It was scheduled for Monday, he said, before he suffered the first defeat of his season in the semi-finals in Dubai against Daniil Medvedev.
what he just did. The 35-year-old Serbian is certainly the most famous athlete who refused a COVID-19 vaccination.
For this reason, he was kicked out of Australia, shortly before the 2022 edition of the Major in Melbourne. And in the following months, he was not allowed to come to the United States to defend his chances at Indian Wells and the US Open.
The last time he played a game on US soil was at Flushing Meadows in 2021.
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