After the interview that the Serbian has granted to BBC, in which he has stated that he has not been vaccinated against COVID nor does he intend to do so at the momentthe question arises for many fans of the racket sport. Where could he play and where not?
Tournaments in which YES I could play
The first big test of the circuit in which it could be part is the Montecarlo Masters 1,000 –from April 9 to 17–. The Monegasque tournament is governed, in terms of health regulations, by France. The Gallic country gave a period of up to six months to access its territory to those unvaccinated people who have passed the COVID. However, they have recently reduced it to four months. The Serbian tested positive on December 16, so his term would end on April 16, and the tournament will begin on the 9th of this last month.
Whether he reached the final or was eliminated, he could participate in the ATP 250 in Belgrade – from April 18 to 24 –where you will have few problems, being himself one of the organizers.
Later would come the Master 1,000 in Madrid –from May 1 to 8–where The double dose is not required as long as a negative PCR is confirmed in the 72 hours prior to entering the country or the disease has passed up to six months earlier.
Wimbledon –from June 27 to July 10– It would be the Grand Slam against which he would have no problem playing if he meets the following: a negative PCR 72 hours before entering their territory and quarantine for 10 days, in which they would have to present two more tests with a negative result.
Tournaments I could NOT play in
In chronological order, could not participate in the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells -from March 7 to 20- nor in Miami -from March 21 to April 3-. The United States requires the double vaccination scheduleso that Nor could he play the US Open today in September. Although the Serbian is signed up for the first of the two tournaments, everything indicates that he will not.
Y he could not play Roland Garros either – from May 22 to June 5–. By the criteria explained above, it would have been more than four months since Djokovic was infected and the start of the tournament.
Lap the slopes in Dubai
The ATP 500 in Dubai – from February 21 to 26 – will be the first tournament that the Serbian will play after all the fuss of the Australian Open. This is due, in addition to the good relations it has with the organizers, to the fact that the Arab country does not request the complete vaccination schedule, so it will not have any impediment in playing.