Novak Djokovic: Which big events this season might be forced to miss?

After coming out of custody, however, he faces further setbacks for the rest of the season in his quest to remain the dominant force in the game if he opposes vaccination against COVID-19.

We take a look at some of the big events for the rest of 2022 and how it could affect the world No.

The event is seen as the ATP Tour’s de facto fifth major, in terms of field capacity and points on offer.

Organizers set a policy that “requires all attendees to show valid proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19” and specified that “no exceptions to the vaccination policy will be allowed”.

Djokovic spent last year on the same clay surface to fine-tune his preparations for the subsequent French Open, also known as the Rome Masters, and lost to Rafael Nadal in the final.

With his current vaccine status, he would not be eligible to compete in Italy following a newly modified Green Pass, allowing only vaccinated or recovering people to go to the likes of sporting events, concerts, indoor restaurants and the like. makes it eligible. A negative test is no longer considered sufficient.

French Open (22 May – 5 June)

It was previously said that Djokovic had crashed out of the French Open without a vaccine, but French Sports Minister Roxana Maracinenu has since determined that he will be able to play at Roland Garros.

She said that, under current guidelines, she would be able to compete “because the protocol, the health bubble, allows it”.

However, it may not be plain sailing with French President Emmanuel Macron making life difficult for those who have opted for vaccination.

Djokovic will be allowed to play at Wimbledon, but it comes with some travel restrictions without vaccination.

As things stand now, this would be the equivalent of looking at a 10-day quarantine period, along with testing in two and eight days. Wimbledon and government officials have yet to say whether some sort of bio-secure bubble could potentially be created.

Oddly enough, their involvement may prove to be somewhat weather dependent. New York officials have determined that players and women competing in indoor events are to be vaccinated.

This means Djokovic can play as long as the weather does not change in one of his matches and the roof has to be deployed.

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