Novak Djokovic’s US Open fate revealed after Indian Wells hopes dashed –

Novak Djokovic missed two Grand Slams in 2022, the Australian Open and the US Open, due to his Covid vaccination status and the then-existing rule related to the dreaded virus in those countries. Djokovic was deported from Melbourne at the start of the season while withdrawing his name from the US Open due to the situation. But the Serb managed to get his visa ban in Australia overturned and responded to the forgettable Covid bout with his 22nd Grand Slam haul at Melbourne Park. Will he now be allowed to enter the United States as well?

The United States made a major announcement on Tuesday regarding Covid restrictions that could affect Djokovic’s 2023 calendar year. On May 11, the restriction on the entry of foreigners into the country for people who are not vaccinated and lack a medical exemption will be lifted.

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This means that the reigning Australian Open winner will now be able to complete the hard court tour of North America, which includes tournaments like the Citi Open in Washington and the Cincinnati Masters before heading to Flushing Meadows for the US Open.

However, the new world number 1 will miss two of the first Masters 1000 events in the United States: Indian Wells and Miami Open.

Speaking after his 10th Australian Open win, Djokovic had said: “I hope I can play in Indian Wells. That’s my wish. It’s not allowed yet, but maybe in the next few weeks I’ll have better news.”

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