Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, still ‘not thinking about getting vaccinated’, ready to miss US Open

LONDON – Just hours after winning his fourth straight title at Wimbledon with a four-set victory over Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic has confirmed he has no plans to be vaccinated with Covid-19 and will not be banned until then. The US Open will not be played. Until now. It became easier to enter the country or they were given medical discounts.

Djokovic said on Sunday, “I’m not vaccinated and I don’t plan to be vaccinated, so the only good news I have is that they’ve removed the mandatory green vaccine card or whatever you do in the United States.” Ask to enter. Or give a discount. “” I don’t know. I don’t think concessions are actually possible. If this is the case, I don’t know what the discount will be.

“I don’t know. I don’t have many answers there.”

After winning all three major tournaments before 2021, Djokovic’s bid for the elusive calendar slam was thwarted by Daniel Medvedev in last year’s US Open final. He missed the Australian Open earlier this year after leaving the country.

Djokovic, now 35, is ineligible for a visa and will not be able to play in the Down Under in 2023. He admitted at his victory news conference on Sunday that he was not sure when he would be able to play the next competitive match.

Djokovic said, ‘I’m on leave. “Whether I play a tournament soon or not, I will definitely rest for the next few weeks as the last few months have been very tiring and time consuming for me. Lots of tennis, which I enjoyed very much. I got what I wanted here.

“Then I expect some good news from the USA because I would love to go there. This will probably be the next big tournament, the next big swing, playing one or two tournaments before the US Open and the US Open. If not, I have to see what the schedule is. ”

Djokovic is currently ranked 3rd after his ranking points were removed from this year’s Wimbledon due to the ban on Russian and Belarusian players due to Ukraine’s continued aggression. It will drop to 7th in the rankings on Monday.

Djokovic’s ranking will continue to decline if he cannot defend the runner-up spot in New York.

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