After lacking final yr’s Australian Open attributable to his vaccination standing, Novak Djokovic returned to Melbourne Park this yr and reached the quarterfinals. The hope of the followers is that the Serbian will have the ability to play in all crucial tournaments, however he’s under no circumstances a given.
The previous world number one needed to miss each Indian Wells and Miami in 2022, in addition to the summer season Masters 1000 in Montreal and Cincinnati. The 21-time Grand Slam champion hoped the foundations would change in time for the beginning of the US Open, however that wasn’t the case.
Nole was not even capable of take part within the final Grand Slam in 2022, giving strategy to Carlos Alcaraz. The issue is that the foundations for the entry of foreigners into the USA haven’t but been modified and Novak dangers having critical issues once more this yr.
In keeping with the newest rumors, the restrictions ought to solely be lifted in mid-April, forcing Djokovic to skip the ‘Sunshine Double’ Indian Wells will happen from March 6 to 19 on the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard (California), whereas the Miami Open will start on March 20 at Arduous Rock Stadium (Florida).
Tommy Haas on Nole Djokovic
Match chief Tommy Haas stated Indian Wells officers are doing “everything” to assist Novak Djokovic’s trigger and added: “If Djokovic stays healthy, I don’t see how he’s not going to be number one.
“If Novak Djokovic stays healthy, I don’t see how he’s not going to be number one. Obviously the one problem being that he still cannot come to the US If he doesn’t play Indian Wells and Miami in March (it will be tough), they’re supposed to lift those mandates by mid-April.
It would be nice to see if we could maybe lift those a little earlier and have him come to play Indian Wells and Miami. I think he wants to play, so we should give him the chance. 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”.
Todd Woodbridge has forged doubt over the seriousness of Novak Djokovic’s hamstring damage: “It looks a bit dodgy between points but once he starts running there is absolutely no problem with how he is moving. I’m not saying it’s gamesmanship, it’s pretty obvious he has a bit of a niggle, but at times it looks like it’s about to snap off, so he’s playing it up nicely here and there, but you know, that’s Novak,” he informed Large World of Sports activities.