Tommy Haas reckoned that Novak Djokovic has each likelihood of ending 2023 because the World No.1 within the ATP rankings. Djokovic is at present taking part in within the Australian Open 2023.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 23, 2023 15:46 IST
Disgrace if Djokovic isn’t allowed to enter USA due to his vaccination standing: Haas. Courtesy: AP
By India Today Web Desk: Former German tennis star Tommy Haas reckoned that Novak Djokovic has each likelihood of ending 2023 because the World No.1 within the ATP rankings. Currently ranked No.7 on the planet, Djokovic is busy collaborating within the Australian Open the place he has been unbeaten since 2019.
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who missed the match at Melbourne Park as a consequence of a knee damage, is at present the world no.1. Alcaraz went to the highest after beating Casper Ruud within the US Open ultimate final 12 months.
“If Djokovic stays healthy, I don’t see how he’s not going to be number one,” Haas was quoted as saying to the reporters on Monday at Melbourne Park.
Haas additionally mentioned that it might be a ‘disgrace’’ if Djokovic isn’t allowed to participate within the Indian Wells as a consequence of his Covid vaccination standing. It was the identical purpose why Djokovic missed the US Open final 12 months and the ATP 1000 occasions at Indian Wells and Miami earlier this 12 months.
“Obviously, the one problem being that he still cannot come to the U.S. If he doesn’t play Indian Wells and Miami in March (it will be tough), they’re supposed to lift those mandates by mid-April,” Haas stated.
“It could be good to see if we may possibly elevate these just a little earlier and have him come to play Indian Wells and Miami. I believe he needs to play, so we must always give him the possibility. Hopefully, we are able to have him there.
“I mean, it would be a disgrace in my eyes if he wasn’t coming to these events, or not allowed to come,” he added.
Djokovic is once more set to overlook the Indian Wells and Miami Masters after the US Authorities mentioned that the rule of overseas air travellers being vaccinated can be there till April 10.
Even because the match in Miami will happen from March 22 to April 2, the Indian Wells Masters will run from March 8 to 19.
Jan 23, 2023