Novak Djokovic has missed two of this year’s four Grand Slam tournaments because he was not vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but the Serb has said he doesn’t regret his decision.
Djokovic won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2021, but he was unable to defend his Melbourne Park crown this year after being sent off the day before the hard-court major in due to his non-vaccination status and the Serbian (35), who has won 21 Grand Slam titles, was also unable to travel to New York for the US Open.
Djokovic hasn’t played since winning Wimbledon in July after being forced out of the ATP Tour’s North American tour due to his unvaccinated status.
“ I have no regrets “, in remarks reported by Reuters, Djokovic told reporters on Thursday, on the eve of the Laver Cup in London. “ I’m sad that I couldn’t play, but, you know, that’s the decision I made. I knew what the consequences would be, so I accepted them. That’s all. »
Djokovic received a three-year travel ban for Australia when he was deported, but then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it could be lifted to allow him to take part in subsequent editions of the first major tournament of the season. “ I’m waiting for the news added the former world number one. “ It’s really not in my hands at the moment. Hope I can get some positive news soon “.