Novak Djokovic pulls out of Canadian Open

Published:Mar 10, 202422:35
Novak Djokovic pulls out of Canadian Open

Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court match in Montreal on Thursday as a result of he isn't vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and subsequently not allowed to enter Canada.

By the identical purpose, as issues stand now, he additionally won't be able to compete within the US Open later this month.

Djokovic, a 35-year-old from Serbia, has mentioned he received’t get the photographs, even when which means he can’t go to sure tournaments. He missed the Australian Open in January after being deported from that nation and wanted to sit down out two occasions in america earlier this yr. He did play within the French Open, the place he misplaced within the quarterfinals to Rafael Nadal, and at Wimbledon, which Djokovic received final month for his twenty first Grand Slam title — one behind the lads’s report held by Nadal.

Unvaccinated international residents can’t go to Canada or the U.S., so Djokovic pulled out of Montreal a day earlier than the draw is scheduled to happen for the match and is predicted to have to sit down out the US Open, which begins in New York on August 29.

Final weekend, Djokovic posted on social media that he was holding out hope of getting the prospect to play within the US Open, writing: “I'm making ready as if I might be allowed to compete, whereas I await to listen to if there's any room for me to journey to U.S. Fingers crossed!”

After beating Nick Kyrgios within the Wimbledon remaining on July 10, Djokovic mentioned he “would love” to take part within the final Grand Slam match of the yr at Flushing Meadows, but in addition acknowledged, “I’m not planning to get vaccinated.”

Djokovic is a three-time champion on the US Open. His loss to Daniil Medvedev in final yr’s remaining there prevented Djokovic from turning into the primary man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win a calendar-year Grand Slam.

Oscar Otte additionally withdrew from Montreal on Thursday; Kyrgios and Benjamin Bonzi moved into the bracket.

4 wild-card berths went to three-time main champion Andy Murray, David Goffin, Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau.

Nadal, who pulled out of Wimbledon earlier than the semifinals due to a torn belly muscle, remains to be scheduled to play in Montreal.

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