Request for special entry permit for participation in the Miami Open etc.
Novak Djokovic (Serbia), world No. 1 in men’s tennis, has requested a special entry permit from the United States.
On the morning of the 23rd (Korean time)메이저사이트, British media BBC said, “Djokovic is waiting for a positive decision to compete in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open next month in the United States.” A positive decision means allowing the US authorities to enter the country.
Djokovic is not vaccinated against Corona 19. However, the United States is demanding proof of vaccination from overseas entrants. Djokovic will participate in the Dubai Duty Free Championship, which will be held from the 27th. Djokovic said, “The schedule after the Dubai Games will be determined by the decision of the United States.”
Due to non-vaccination, Djokovic was unable to participate in last year’s major tournaments, the Australian Open and the US Open, and was pushed out of first place in the world rankings.
Australia withdrew its policy to prove vaccination for overseas arrivals, and Djokovic became world number one again by participating in and winning the Australian Open held last month. Djokovic held the No. 1 spot for 377 weeks through this week. Tied for first place in the category with Steffi Graf (retired, Germany) of women’s tennis.
The BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open are Masters 1000 series events, the next level after major competitions, so Djokovic must participate in order to continue to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Djokovic added, “The organizing committees of the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open are unsparing in their support for me,” adding, “I really want to participate.”