It’s official: Novak Djokovic will be able to defend his title won at Wimbledon last year. The organization of the London tournament has confirmed this Tuesday that all tennis players who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to play at Wimbledon after lifting restrictions due to the pandemic in the United Kingdom.
This clears the horizon for Djokovic, who this year has already suffered the consequences of not having been vaccinated against the coronavirus, which prevented him from competing at the Australian Open after his uneventful arrival in the country and subsequent detention in Melbourne before being extradited, and forced him to give up the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells and Miami for the same reason, despite the fact that it was included in the table in the first of them.
This was confirmed by Sally Boltonthe top manager of the All England Club. “The requirements established by the government to enter the United Kingdom do not include compulsory vaccination, So, although it is recommended, it will not be a requirement to be able to compete at Wimbledon this year.”
Djokovic will be able to defend his title at Wimbledon just as he will be able to at Roland Garros, as the French government also lifted restrictions on the unvaccinated. Now all that remains is to know if the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season, follows the same criteria or if, on the contrary, Djokovic will continue to be unable to enter the United States due to his refusal to be vaccinated.