Novak Djokovic free to play US Open, will miss Miami and Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic shall be free to play on this 12 months’s US Open, after america authorities flagged it’ll finish all COVID-19 emergency measures on Might 11.

Meaning Djokovic shall be free to enter america, regardless of being unvaccinated.

He’ll, nevertheless, as soon as once more miss the Masters 1000 tournaments in Miami and Indian Wells in March, two of the ATP Tour’s flagship occasions.

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The Serbian, who gained a record-equalling twenty second grand slam title in Melbourne on Sunday, was pressured to look at final 12 months’s US Open from afar, after being banned from travelling to New York.

The announcement, by President Joe Biden, means Djokovic will seemingly be a robust favorite so as to add to his grand slam tally at Flushing Meadows when the US Open begins in August.

Talking to 9’s At the moment after Djokovic’s Australian Open win, former world No.8 Alicia Molik mentioned the 35-year-old was as soon as once more on the high of his sport.

“I feel the beginning of many extra, he’s going to high the charts and he shall be remembered as the best of all time,” she mentioned.

“I nonetheless suppose he is obtained three or 4 extra [titles] left in him, at the least.

“Let’s wait and see however he’s dominating males’s tennis.”

Djokovic himself conceded that profitable on the sport’s largest phases was the most important motive to maintain enjoying.

“After all, I’m motivated to win as many slams as attainable,” he mentioned.

“At this stage of my profession, these trophies are the most important motivational issue of why I nonetheless compete. That is the case no doubt.

“I nonetheless have plenty of motivation. Let’s examine how far it takes me. I actually do not need to cease right here. I haven’t got any intention to cease right here. I really feel nice about my tennis. I do know that after I’m feeling good bodily and mentally current, I’ve an opportunity to win any slam towards anyone.”

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