Novak Djokovic could end the year as the world’s top-ranked player but it would be a “disgrace” If his chances are diminished by being unable to compete in this competition United States Because he is not vaccinated Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas said.
Djokovic missed last year’s Australian Open He was unvaccinated against COVID and was expelled from the country.
His In 1989, the three-year ban on visas was lifted. November He is back at the Grand Slam We are aiming to win our 10th crown and 22nd main.
The Serbian But, she was not able travel. New York The 2022 US Open He was unable to prove he had been vaccinated, which is the same reason he skipped ATP 1000 events. Indian Wells Miami It was earlier in the calendar year.
U.S. authorities announced this month that foreign passengers flying to the United States would need to be immunized against COVID until at most April 10. Meaning Djokovic Will miss out Indian Wells Miami again.
HaasAnother former world number 2 player, he said that he hoped that the rules would become more relaxed to allow him to play. Djokovic To compete.
“If Djokovic stays healthy, I don’t see how he’s not going to be number one,” Haas Reporters at Melbourne Park on Monday.
“Obviously One problem is that he can’t come to the U.S. If he doesn’t play Indian Wells Miami In March (it will be tough), they’re supposed to lift those mandates by mid-April.
“It Would be great to lift those and let him come to play. Indian Wells Miami. He seems to want to play so let him. Hopefully We can have him there.
“I mean, it would be a disgrace in my eyes if he wasn’t coming to these events, or not allowed to come.”
Haas Additional Indian Wells Organisers would do “everything” Help Djokovic’s chances of playing there.
Indian Wells Runs from March 8-19 and Miami Open Starting at March 22-April 2.
The 35-year-old man previously said he would miss Grand Slams Instead, get a COVID vaccination.