Novak Djokovic Won’t Compete in Miami Open Due to Unvaccinated Status
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked tennis player, will not be competing in the Miami Open due to his unvaccinated status, tournament director James Blake confirmed on Friday.
Djokovic, 35, was unable to secure an exemption that would allow him to enter the United States as the country currently bars foreigners from entry if they haven’t received a COVID-19 jab.
Blake said the tournament officials had done everything in their power to secure Djokovic’s participation, but the decision was ultimately out of their hands.
“Obviously, we run one of the premier tournaments in the world. We’d like to have the best players that can play,” Blake told Tennis Channel….
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