'Novak Djokovic's not slowing down at all', says ATP star

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'Novak Djokovic's not slowing down at all', says ATP star

Now it's official: Novak Djokovic will not participate in the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami. The Serbian champion posted a post through his social media accounts and explained that he will not be able to reach the United States due to the current rules for unvaccinated people.

“Although he was automatically included in the entry lists of the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open, I knew it would be unlikely to be able to travel. Considering that international regulations relating to Covid-19 are constantly changing, I wanted to wait.

But the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) confirmed to me today that the regulations won't change, so I won't be able to play in the US. I know my fans are looking forward to seeing me play and I hope to be back on the Tour soon.

Good luck to all the players who will compete in the United States in these great tournaments ”. Djokovic's calendar, who has taken on the responsibility of choosing him, will not be able to follow a defined program during this season.

Analyzing the current situation, the Belgrade should take part in the clay season without too many problems. The French government has in fact announced the suspension of the Green Pass starting from 14 March. Djokovic will therefore be able to take the field both at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and at Roland Garros.

Tiafoe reflects on Nole Djokovic

Frances Tiafoe recently gave his two cents on the GOAT debate, saying that he personally considered Roger Federer to be the greatest player to have picked up a tennis racquet. "It's tough [to decide who the GOAT is], but I'm still going with Roger Federer," Tiafoe said.

"You can paint a whole picture with what he has -- stupid good service, can play all the shots, makes the game look so easy and is a great ambassador for the sport." Frances Tiafoe did not count Novak Djokovic out of the GOAT debate despite lingering doubts about his future due to his insistence on remaining unvaccinated against COVID.

The former World No. 29 was of the opinion that the Serb could go on to win 25 Grand Slams despite his immediate future being up in the air. "And then look at what Novak [Djokovic] is doing. [Deciding the GOAT] is hard, man.

Obviously, Novak is going to do his stuff, but whatever ends up happening. He could have like 25. He's not slowing down at all," Tiafoe said. "Pick your poison, I guess."