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Novak Djokovic insists and signs

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Unless there is a major change of course in the coming weeks, Novak Djokovic will not participate in the last major tournament of the season, the United States Open.

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Under current rules, unvaccinated foreigners cannot set foot on US soil. Djokovic has always refused to be vaccinated and has no plans to inject until August.

“I cannot enter the United States because I am not vaccinated,” said Novak Djokovic. I know the situation well. It gives me extra motivation to have a good tournament here (at Wimbledon).


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

“I would like to go to the United States. However, as of today, this is not possible. I can’t do anything more. It is up to the US government to decide whether it wants to welcome unvaccinated people to its country. “

Could the former world number 1 decide to get vaccinated to meet American requirements?

“No,” Djokovic replied.

Hunt for Nadal

Djokovic’s disputes with the Australian government cost him participation in the first major tournament of the season. He now he has a good chance of skipping the last one.

With all that, he lost two Grand Slam titles behind Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has 22 on the counterattack against 20 for him.


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

If he gets top marks at Wimbledon, he could be part of a select group. He could become the fourth player in history to win the London tournament four times in a row.

The Serbian had won the title in 2018, 2019 and 2021. As we know, the 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic.

“I would like to be able to win another trophy, the man nicknamed Djoker pointed out. I would like to have the chance to play the last game to become part of the history of this tournament.

Unaltered

Due to his complicated season, Djokovic is no longer in first place in the world. Whoever is now in third place in the ATP will not be able to improve his luck at Wimbledon.

He will not be able to defend the points acquired during his last triumph at the All England tennis club. As is known, the ATP has decided not to award points in the standings at Wimbledon.


Novak Djokovic insists and signs

A decision that does not bother Djokovic.

“Actually, it affects other players more than me,” he said. I’m not saying points aren’t important to me. They are, but not as much as before.

“Of course, I understand that 90% of the players participating in this tournament are most affected by the lack of points. This year I didn’t have to defend 4000 points (2000 in Australia and 2000 in Wimbledon). It affects my ranking, but my priorities are different now.

Djokovic will start his tournament this morning on the central, when he will face the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, 75th racket in the world.

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