World number two Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the tournament was announced on Wednesday.
Mr. Serb was automatically included in the tournament’s draw but he said he knew refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine meant he could not enter the United States.
“The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the rules won’t change so I won’t be able to compete in the US,” he said.
“Good luck to the players in these great tournaments,” he said, also referring to the Miami Open, which begins later this month.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/tennis/novak-djokovic-withdraws-from-us-events-over-covid-vaccine-stance-41429772.html Novak Djokovic withdraws from events in the US because of Covid vaccine stance