Novak Djokovic confirms he will miss US Open due to Covid vaccine status | Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has announced that he will not play at the US Open due to his vaccine status.

The world No 6, who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, said last month that he was hoping “for some good news from USA” with the country requiring non-citizens to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter. However, a recent update on the US Centers for Disease Control website confirmed the rule will remain in effect for the immediate future.

On Thursday, the Serb, a three-times winner at Flushing Meadows, confirmed he will not play in the tournament.

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“Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,” he tweeted. “Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my fellow players! I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again. See you soon tennis world!”

The draw for the tournament, which starts next week, will make me on Thursday at 12pm local time.

Djokovic also missed the Australian Open this year, after a long row over Covid rules.

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