Thanks to the defeat suffered by Daniil Medvedev in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic will return to occupy the first position of the ATP ranking, next Monday. The Serbian champion took responsibility for the choice made on the vaccine and only played in the Dubai tournament in 2022.
Tournament that he left in the quarter-finals after losing to an excellent Jiri Vesely. Djokovic will be able to follow a fairly precise schedule over the next few months. In France the Super Green Pass has been suspended and the Belgrade will take the field both at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and at Roland Garros.
Djokovic will also play the home tournament from 18 to 24 April, before waiting for official news on the events in Madrid and Rome. There should also be no problems for the Wimbledon tournament, the third Grand Slam of the year.
Djokovic, the American Summer is at risk
The situation, on the other hand, appears to be certain as regards the American season on hardcourt. Considering the current rules, Djokovic could in fact miss the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and the Canadian Open, as well as the US Open.
Eugene Lapierre, director of the Canadian tournament, spoke about Djokovic in an interview with Le Journal De Montreal: "We are in no hurry. I imagine there will be several changes in the coming months. It will be necessary to see if the situation will improve or worsen.
For Djokovic, today, it would be impossible to return to Canada and participate in the tournament. So we will wait and see how the situation evolves. Things are going well and I think we will return to normal. In 2020 the tournament was canceled; while last year we reduced the capacity to a third of our possibilities.
We all hope to see the full stands again this year. For the moment things are going pretty well, even ticket sales." We remind you that the rules in force in the different countries change from week to week and that everything will depend on the percentage of people infected.