Novak Djokovic will not be competing in the Miami Open that starts next week after the Serbian star was denied special permission to play in the US.
World No 1 Djokovic is not vaccinated against Covid-19, and currently only international visitors who have taken the vaccine are allowed entry into the country.
Those restrictions are due to be lifted next month and the Serbian had hoped to gain special permission to play in the US this month at Indian Wells and Miami.
Djokovic had to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open after being unable to secure special dispensation. Miami tournament director James Blake confirmed that Djokovic has also failed in his bid to feature at the Florida tournament. "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.Read more on thenationalnews.com
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