Djokovic doubts US Open participation but ‘hope springs eternal’ · The42

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RECENTLY-CROWNED WIMBLEDON CHAMPION Novak Djokovic stated on Monday it’s unlikely he’ll characteristic on this 12 months’s US Open as he continues to refuse to be vaccinated towards coronavirus.

As issues stand, the 35-year-old’s unvaccinated standing means he won’t be allowed into the US to play within the match, which begins subsequent month.

The Serb was deported from Australia over his vaccination standing in January, stopping him from defending his Australian Open title.

“In the intervening time I can’t go to the US, I’m hoping for optimistic information, however there’s not a whole lot of time, I don’t know, hope springs everlasting,” he informed Serbian broadcasters RTS.

“I’d prefer to play the US Open but when it doesn’t occur it’s not the top of the world, nor the primary Grand Slam I’ve to withdraw from.

“It’s essential to me to remain wholesome, bodily and mentally, so I can nonetheless play for a very long time and the probabilities to take action will definitely come,” he added.

The Serbian prime seed beat Nick Kyrgios in 4 units on Sunday to win his seventh title on the All England Membership and twenty first Grand Slam crown general — leaving him only one behind Rafael Nadal.

“Individuals requested me, talking about my information, what was my favorite quantity and I cited one among my idols, who’s now not with us, Kobe Bryant,” Djokovic stated in entrance of a crowd of 1000’s of followers in Belgrade.

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“My favorite title is the subsequent one,” he added.

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