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Miami Open: Djokovic will not play for not being vaccinated against Covid-19

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Novak Djokovic, once again in the eye of the storm. For not having been inoculated, the tennis player will be left out of the tournament.


number one tennis player ATP rankingsthe serbian Novak Djokovicyou will miss the miami open next week after being denied a waiver that would have allowed him to enter USA although not being vaccinated against Covid-19.

“We tried to get Novak Djokovic to be allowed to get a waiver, but it couldn’t be”reported the tournament director, James Blake, to Tennis Channel. “Obviously, we are one of the top tournaments in the world, we would like to have the best players that can play. We did everything we could. We tried to talk to the government, but that is not in our hands,” he said.

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Novak Djokovic


Sanitary measures by Covid-19

the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantisand both state senators were some of those who asked the Joe Biden government that would allow Djokovicworld number one, enter USA and compete in the tournament which he won up to then six times.


Djokovicof 35 yearsalso lost Indian Wells Masters (California) for failing to get the waiver.

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USA currently prohibits entry into the country to unvaccinated foreignersa policy that is expected to be lifted when the government ends its declarations of coronavirus emergency of May 11.

Djokovicwho missed the australian open last year after being deported from that country due to his vaccination status, he said he would skip Grand Slams before get immunized against SARS-Cov-2.


In January he won his grand slams number 22 in the australian open.

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