Novak Djokovic‘s schedule in 2023 is once again solely in his own hands. The announcement that the United States will end the national public health emergency declared by the coronavirus epidemic on May 11 opens the door for him to enter the country despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19.
The health emergency requires a full vaccination schedule for entry into the United States, with few medical exceptions.
With its removal, the situation is back to pre-pandemic. As a result, Djokovic will be able to play on U.S. soil without any problems.
In terms of dates, as it will be lifted on May 11, he will miss the Indian Wells Masters 1000 (from March 8 to 19) and Miami (from March 22 to April 2), but he will be able to play in the US Open (from August 28 to September 10) and, even before that, in the Cincinnati Masters 1000 (from August 13 to 20).
The Serbian tennis player missed out on the last major of the year in 2022 as he was unable to enter the United States.
In 2021 he lost in the final to Daniil Medvedev, which left him on the verge of winning the four grand slams in the same year after having won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
A year earlier, he did not have a good experience at the New York Grand Slam either. He was disqualified in the fourth round for hitting a ball at the linesman during his match against Pablo Carreno.
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