Novak Djokovic (35, Serbia, No. 5 in the world), who has not been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), has opened the door to Australia, but has not yet received an invitation from the United States.
Foreign media including Reuters reported on the 5th (Korean time) that the US government has decided to extend quarantine regulations to block the spread of Corona 19 until April 10th. As the standards for allowing foreigners to enter the country due to the quarantine against Corona 19 were not relaxed, it became difficult for Djokovic, who was not vaccinated, to participate in the US Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) competition.
On March 6, the BNP Paribas Open, called the ‘5th Grand Slam’, will be held in Indian Wells, California, USA. Also on the 20th, the Miami Open will be held in Miami, Florida.
The two tournaments are the Masters 1000 Series, the second highest rating after the Grand Slam tournament. Last year, Djokovic was unable to compete in this competition due to the issue of not being vaccinated against Corona 19.
In the summer of last year, the Australian government eased the entry standards for foreigners in accordance with COVID-19 quarantine regulations. Djokovic was able to participate in the Australian Open held this month, but was unable to participate in the ATP Tour in the United States this spring.
Djokovic was unable to compete in many competitions last year due to the problem of not being vaccinated against Corona 19. He failed to stand on the courts of the US Open as well as the Australian Open. He also failed to compete in major competitions in the United States, and his world rankings dropped. 메이저놀이터
Having recovered his ranking points with wins at Wimbledon and the ATP Finals, Djokovic is now ranked No. 5 in the world. However, as his participation in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open, which had many ranking points, was canceled, it is expected that it will take more time for him to regain the world No. 1 ranking.
Currently, Djokovic is playing at the Adelaide International, the season opener on the ATP Tour. The tournament is being held in Adelaide, Australia, and Djokovic is playing on an Australian court for the first time in two years.