Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic out of Montreal


Montreal (AP) — Novak Djokovic He has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and has not been cleared to enter Canada, so he withdrew from the hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday.

For the same reason, in the current situation, he also Can’t go to US Open end of this month.

Djokovic, 35, from Serbia, said he won’t get the shot, even if it means he can’t go. specific tournamentHe missed the Australian Open in January after being deported from Australia and had to compete in two events in the United States earlier this year.

He also played at Wimbledon after losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the French Open. Djokovic won last month His 21st Grand Slam title is one behind the men’s record held by Nadal.

Unvaccinated foreigners cannot travel to Canada or the United States, so Djokovic is expected to have to withdraw from Montreal the day before the tournament draw is scheduled and miss the US Open, which starts in New York. It has been. August 29th.

last weekend, Djokovic posted on social media He wrote that he had hopes of getting a chance to play at the US Open, writing: Good luck! “

After defeating Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final on July 10, Djokovic said he “would love to attend” the final Grand Slam tournament of the year at Flushing Meadows, but “I’m not going to get vaccinated. ” he also admitted.

Djokovic has won the US Open three times. Djokovic failed to become the first man to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam since he rode Laver in 1969, as he lost to Daniil Medvedev in last year’s final.

Oscar Otte also withdrew from Montreal on Thursday. Kyrgios and Benjamin Bonzi moved to the bracket.

Four wildcard berths went to three-time major champions Andy Murray, David Goffin, Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau.

Nadal, who withdrew from Wimbledon before the semifinals due to a torn abdominal muscle, is set to play in Montreal.

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