Novak Djokovic pulls out of Indian Wells as vaccine stance derails US trip

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  • Serb unable to gain entry to US due to unvaccinated status
  • World No 2 also ruled out of this month’s Miami Open

Novak Djokovic will not be allowed to compete at the Indian Wells and Miami ATP Masters 1000 tournaments this month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitively ruled that he cannot enter the United States while he remains unvaccinated from Covid-19.

Despite acknowledging two weeks ago that he would not be able to compete in the US as things stood due to the country forbidding unvaccinated foreign travellers, Djokovic surprisingly remained on the Indian Wells entry list this week and he was placed into the main draw on Tuesday.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/10/novak-djokovic-pulls-out-of-indian-wells-as-vaccine-stance-puts-paid-to-us-trip under the title “Novak Djokovic pulls out of Indian Wells as vaccine stance derails US trip”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.