Wimbledon to potentially be Novak Djokovic’s last Grand Slam this year
Novak Djokovic has ruled out getting the Covid-19 vaccination, something which is needed to enter to United States meaning it’s looking highly unlikely he’ll be playing at the US Open this year.
This therefore means that Wimbledon will be Djokovic’s second and last Grand Slam competition of the year after he was barred from entering Australia and ultimately couldn’t compete at the Happy Slam.
But this time is looks like the Serbian is clear on what he can and can’t do, unlike last time in Australia where it was still a mystery of whether he’d be playing in the tournament right up until the day before.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) June 22, 2022
“As of today I am not allowed to enter the States under these circumstances, I am aware of that and that is an extra motivation to do well here and hopefully I can have a very good tournament as I have done in the last three editions,” the former world No 1 explained.
“Then I will just have to wait and see, I would love to go to the States, but as of today that is not possible.
“There is not much I can do anymore, it is up to the US government to make a decision whether or not they allow the unvaccinated people to go in to the country.”
The 20 time Grand Slam champion was asked again whether he would consider getting the vaccine, but when he was asked if he had a closed mind to receiving it, he said “yes.”
Djokovic will face Kwon Soon-woo from South Korea in the opening round at SW19 tomorrow, while Nadal takes on Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina on Tuesday.
Russian players Olympic position unclear as team ban upheld
The Russian appeal against an International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ban was denied on Friday.
Jessica Pegula addresses pregnancy rumours with brilliant social media post
Jessica Pegula with a superb response to pregnancy rumours.
Andy Murray doesn’t believe Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will break key Big Three record at Grand Slams
Andy Murray doesn’t think Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will emulate or break this Big Three record.
Teen sensation Joao Fonseca set for phenomenal 314-place leap in ATP Rankings – ‘I’m living a dream’
Milestones and rankings breakthrough for Joao Fonseca.
‘My tennis inspiration is Novak Djokovic. Because of him, I started to play tennis’
Jakub Mensik names Novak Djokovic his “biggest idol” adding that he “wouldn’t be here” if it wasn’t for Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal set to skip ATP Masters event, but Netflix Slam match against Carlos Alcaraz gets green light
There will be no Miami Open farewell for Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal’s 2024 tennis schedule takes shape with tennis great set to focus on clay-court season
Which tournaments are likely to feature on Rafael Nadal’s 2024 tennis schedule?
Iga Swiatek doesn’t have another epic winning streak on her mind
Iga Swiatek is committed to taking things match by match.
Andy Roddick backs Coco Gauff after bizarre Dubai umpire row
Andy Roddick believes that chair umpire Pierre Bacchi was “completely wrong” in the incident involving Coco Gauff.
Dasha Medvedeva makes honest confession about being married to Daniil Medvedev
Dasha Medvedeva has spoken about what it has been like becoming a parent alongside ATP Tour star Daniil Medvedev.