Package for the Indian Wells Masters 1000 because he is not vaccinated against the coronavirus, Novak Djokovic keeps a tiny hope of playing in Miami in two weeks. The governor of Florida has also challenged Joe Biden on this subject.
Officially, he is still on the list of participants. But will Novak Djokovic play the Miami Masters 1000 in two weeks? Nothing is less certain… The Serb is not vaccinated against the coronavirus and therefore does not have authorization to enter the United States, and this is also why he had to give up the Masters 1000 d ‘Indian Wells. But he still remains a slight hope that the situation will change in the coming days. “We have not given up on Miami, let his coach Goran Ivanisevic know to Tennis Majors. He wants to play and I would love for them to let him – it would be great for him and for tennis. If not, it’s not the end of the world, he didn’t play last year either. The most important thing is that we know this quickly, so that we can make a plan. »
“Mr. President, lift your restrictions”
On Wednesday, the world No. 1 received strong support in his quest for authorization to return to the United States, in the person of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who wrote a letter to President Joe Biden. “The only thing stopping Novak Djokovic from competing at the Miami Open is President Biden’s misguided and unscientific COVID-19 virus vaccination requirement for foreign travelers. Mr. President, lift your restrictions and let him participate in the tournament, writes in particular the governor, a member of the Republican party. I note that since the start of the pandemic, Mr. Djokovic has visited the United States twice – including once during your presidency – without any apparent health incident. (…) I also do not understand why, even according to the terms of your own proclamation, Mr. Djokovic could not legally enter this country by boat (there is no vaccination obligation if you arrive in Florida from the Caribbean by boat, editor’s note). Please confirm by Friday, March 10, 2023 that this method of travel in Florida would be permitted. “There is therefore still hope for the man with 22 Grand Slam tournaments, who will be found in Monte Carlo in April if he does not receive authorization to enter Florida.