Djokovic to miss US meets | Sunday Observer

Djokovic to miss US meets

8 January, 2023
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is set to miss Indian Wells and the Miami Open after the United States extended its requirement for international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the country until at least April 10 but Serbia’s Djokovic has previously said he is unvaccinated.

Indian Wells and the Miami Open - two of the most prestigious tournaments on the tennis calendar outside the Grand Slams - start on March 6 and 20 respectively.

Former world number one Djokovic, 35, is currently in Australia - 12 months after he was deported from the country before the Australian Open because of his vaccination status.

Australia dropped its vaccine requirements in July and Djokovic’s three-year visa ban was overturned in November.

(BBC Sport)