In the course of an interview with the BBC, Novak Djokovic reiterated his desire not to undergo the anti-COVID administration, necessary to participate in various tournaments on the ATP circuit. After the incredible story that happened at the Australian Open, a Grand Slam in which the athlete was unable to take part in the end, the Serbian continued to follow the initial opinion, although it could cause him further problems (risk that he is ready to run) .
More than one enthusiast and expert would have thought of an about-face on the issue by the Belgrade native, especially with the 21st Major title won by the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal, but instead the current number in the world has decided to put in second place plan his tennis career, which will inevitably suffer new complications due to the regulations of each country against the unvaccinated.
Djokovic's come back to the court
The 34-year-old confirmed his presence at the 500 in Dubai, given that full vaccination is not required in the United Arab Emirates to enter the country. A first opportunity to play that Novak will have to make the most of to defend the head of the world rankings, at serious risk, especially after the announcement that he does not want to get vaccinated.
The real problem for the player remains the United States of America, which with the current stringent rules would not allow him to play a tournament in any way: Indian Wells, Miami, the whole summer season with Cincinnati, Montreal and Us Open are out of reach.
. After Dubai, not many events are accessible without the vaccine. Nole would even return to the field in April, skipping the entire month of March due to the Masters 1000 with the obligation of inoculation, to play the Monte Carlo tournament, only because she contracted the virus in the last period (certification valid until April 16) .
Then the home demonstration, probably the only safe one, and the events in Madrid and Rome. As for the European Slams, on the other hand, Roland Garros currently would not have Djokovic on the scoreboard, while Wimbledon only has a negative swab obligation for those who have not carried out the vaccine doses, so his presence is confirmed.
The situation is obviously constantly updated and for Novak the inaccessible competitions could increase, as well as obviously decrease.