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Djokovic to miss Miami Open over vaccine status

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:Novak Djokovic will miss next week's Miami Open after the Serbian was denied an exemption that would have allowed him to enter the U.S.

despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, tournament director James Blake said on Friday. "We tried to get Novak Djokovic to be allowed to get an exemption, but that wasn't able to happen," Blake told Tennis Channel. "Obviously, we're one of the premier tournaments in the world, we'd like to have the best players that can play.

We did all that we could. We tried to talk to the government, but that's out of our hands."Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state's two U.S.

senators were among those calling on the Biden administration to to allow world number one Djokovic to enter the U.S. and compete at the tournament he has won six times.

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