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Novak Djokovic set to overlook Indian Wells and Miami amid tightened vaccination necessities in US

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Novak Djokovic is all set to overlook the Indian Wells and Miami Open ATP 1000 occasions this 12 months if he stays unvaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, in line with US authorities, who’ve said that non-nationals should have taken their pictures with the intention to enter the nation.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 4, 2023 23:38 IST

Djokovic set to overlook Indian Wells & Miami Open as US extends vaccine necessities (Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Novak Djokovic is prone to miss Indian Wells and the Miami Open as soon as once more after US journey officers prolonged the requirement for non-US nationals to be vaccinated. The Transportation Security Administration mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday that the requirement for overseas air vacationers to be totally vaccinated in opposition to the illness can be in impact till April 10.

Indian Wells runs from March 6-19 and the Miami Open from March 20-April 2 and Djokovic dangers lacking the 2 essential hardcourt tournaments if he doesn’t take the vaccine. Djokovic, who has 21 Grand Slam titles, was additionally unable to journey to New York for the 2022 U.S. Open as a result of he lacked proof of vaccination, the identical purpose he had missed tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

After his three-year journey ban on the nation was lifted in November, the nine-time Australian Open champion is at the moment getting ready for the 2023 season in Adelaide for the Jan. 16-29 Australian Open. Djokovic was unable to defend his Australian Open crown final 12 months after being deported from that nation on the eve of the hardcourt main because of his unvaccinated standing.

That determination cleared the way in which for him to pursue a tenth Grand Slam title and tie Rafa Nadal’s report of twenty-two majors. Djokovic, who beforehand said that he would forego Grand Slams with the intention to obtain the COVID vaccine, said final week that he would always remember the way it felt to be vaccinated.

“What happened 12 months ago wasn’t easy to digest for some time but at the same time, I had to move on,” Djokovic mentioned final week in his first information convention since touchdown in Australia.

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Jan 4, 2023