Novak Djokovic says he will probably be unable to journey to New York for the US Open, which begins on Monday.
Djokovic didn’t defend his Australian Open title in January as a result of his Covid-19 vaccination standing led to him being deported from the nation.
Since October 2021, the US has banned non-vaccinated guests.
Serb Djokovic had hoped to compete, however wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “Sadly, I will be unable to journey to NY this time for US Open.”
The 35-year-old received his twenty first main title with victory at Wimbledon in July, leaving him one behind Rafael Nadal’s all-time males’s report, however will miss out on one other probability so as to add to his tally.
“I will maintain in fine condition and optimistic spirit and watch for a possibility to compete once more,” Djokovic added.
“See you quickly tennis world!”
Djokovic was on the US Open entry listing as just lately as Monday and, in a social media put up on 30 July, wrote “I’m making ready as if I will probably be allowed to compete”.
The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) – the nation’s well being safety company – had reviewed a few of its guidelines for unvaccinated residents in current weeks, however Djokovic’s obvious withdrawal suggests journey restrictions will proceed to use.
His absence at Flushing Meadows might profit Spain’s Nadal, who seeks a twenty third Grand Slam title, with world primary Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, seeking to defend the title he received for the primary time in 2021.
The US Open draw will happen in a while Thursday.