Unvaccinated, Djokovic will miss Montreal

If he is preparing for the US Open, Novak Djokovic has lost an opportunity to calibrate. The current world number 6, who had registered for the Masters 1000 in Montreal, the first major dress rehearsal for the final Grand Slam lift, will ultimately not be able to foul the Quebec courts from August 8 to 14. The tournament organizers have indeed confirmed that Novak Djokovic has withdrawn his registration for the tournament, the draw of which is scheduled for this Friday. As with the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments at the start of the season, the reason for Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal is obvious. The Serb, refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and having no intention of doing so, was refused entry into the territory of Canada, which makes vaccination a sine qua none condition when passing the border.

Djokovic walks away from the US Open

While he recently expressed his desire to play at the US Open despite everything, Novak Djokovic sees his hopes drastically reduced. While Canada is strict about vaccinations, so is the United States. In other words, it is very unlikely to see the Serb present in Cincinnati from August 14 to 21 and, mainly, on the occasion of the US Open, which will kick off on August 29 on the courts of Flushing. Meadows. While the German Oscar Otte has also given up participating in the Masters 1000 in Montreal, it suits Benjamin Bonzi and Nick Kyrgios, recent Wimbledon finalist, who takes advantage of these packages to enter directly into the table. They could find there Andy Murray, Vasek Pospisil or even Alexis Galarneau, all three rewarded with an invitation from the organizers.

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