What tournaments can Djokovic play without vaccination?

Novak Djokovic She reappeared a few days ago after she was He was deported from Australia To admit that he has not been vaccinated against Covid, and does not plan to do so. The Serbian’s decision depends on freedom of choice What enters his body, and although he did not close the door upon receiving a vaccination in the future, it would not be close.

Novak, who lost Center number 1 From the ATP rating, he will not participate in any tournament that requires his immunization. This new scenario raises a question for the tennis fan: What tournaments will the Serbian play this year?

Djokovic was already shown for the first time in 2022, and he was in Dubai ATP 500 Disputed last week, he fell in the quarter-finals against Czech Jerry Veseli. In the UAE, they did not ask for the full vaccination schedule to be able to enter, which is why and because of his good relationship with the tournament leaders, he decided to be Your first stop From the ring after the controversy over the Australian Open.

From March, on the clay court round, the horizon is uncertain. What is certain is that Novak will not be able to play the first two Masters 1000 of the season: Indian Wells and Miami, since it is necessary to introduce a double vaccination schedule to set foot on American soil. And while he’s registered for the California Championships, he won’t be able to get back in the ring until April.

likely to play a role Serbian Open Championship held in Belgrade from 16 to 24 April, mostly due to He is the one who organizes it. From here, Novak does not even know if he will be able to play at his home, in the Monte Carlo tournament, as the rules have been changed in France regarding the requirements for unvaccinated people. At the moment, Djokovic will have until April 16 to be able to enter the French country, after defeating Covid in December. At first, they gave up to six months, but They reduced it to four And no one knows if this term will be modified again.

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Regardless of whether he ends up playing in Monte Carlo, Masters 1000 gates from Madrid and Rome open to serbian 34 years. In Spain and Italy, double vaccination is not mandatory when entering the country, as long as you can be shown to have overcome Covid in the past six months or a negative PCR in the 72 hours before entering the country.

But everything can change from day to day, so 2022 full of doubts awaits Novak.

Grand Slams

As for the ‘Great’, Novak missed his chance in Australia and certainly won’t be able to play US Openso the two distinct championships in the Serbian calendar are Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Nine months ago, France opened the doors to the unvaccinated but took three months to change its mind, and all because of a vote in Parliament that ended That a full vaccination schedule will be required for those foreigners who want to enter the country.

Finally, in January they decided to let them in as long as they had passed Covid in the past four months. Supposedly , Djokovic tested positive in December and Roland Garros starts on May 22. This would leave Djokovic out of time and unable to play in Paris, unless that changes in the coming months.

Therefore, the only “great” in which we will definitely see the Serbian will be the one playing on grass in London. UK will allow Entry into the country, as the measures imposed by the British government only require a negative PCR 72 hours before entry, a 10-day quarantine and two negative tests during this quarantine. By accomplishing this, Novak will be eligible to play at Wimbledon.

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