Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovik will not dispute Canada openwhich takes place in Montreal from August 5th to 14th, followed by Refusal of vaccination against Covid.
The Canadian tennis association Tennis Canada announced on Thursday the withdrawal of Djokovic, who is currently sixth in the world rankings together with German Oscar Otte.
Although Tennis Canada did not disclose the reason for the withdrawal, Canada requires all foreigners arriving in the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to avoid the 14-day quarantine.
Djokovic has declined vaccination against the disease, although the decision has prevented him from playing several tournaments.
in the last week, Djokovic said on his Twitter account that he was confident of being able to play the US Open. Which will take place in New York from August 29th to September 11th.
But for now, the United States requires foreigners visiting the country to be vaccinated against Covid, so the 35-year-old Serbian player’s presence is not guaranteed.
Following his win at Wimbledon on July 10, Djokovic revealed that while he would like to play at the US Open, he would not be vaccinated to compete.
The exit of world No. 41 Djokovic and Otte gave France’s Benjamin Bonzi (51 in the world) and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios (63) a chance to advance into the main draw.
Russian Current world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev is the first seed in men’s competition Canadian Open.
The women’s competition of the Canadian Open will take place this year from August 6th to 14th in Toronto with the Polish women Iga Swiatek as the top seed.