Novak Djokovic (Serbia) said in an interview with CNN that he did not regret not participating in the Sunshine Series (two US Spring Masters competitions) for the second year in a row due to non-vaccination for Corona 19.
Djokovic, who failed to play at the BNP Paribas Open held in Indian Wells last week, also failed to play at the Miami Open, which opened on the 22nd. Because of this, in the world rankings on March 20, he gave up the first place to Carlos Alcaras토토사이트(Spain).
Djokovic’s continued refusal to get his vaccine is for the reason ‘to take care of himself’. As a result, this prevented him from entering the United States and participating in US competitions. Nevertheless, Djokovic, 35, said, “He has no regrets about his decision not to get the vaccine.”
“I’ve learned in life that regrets can keep you from moving forward. You get too attached to the past, which I don’t want to do. On the other hand, I don’t like to think too much about the future. It’s a pity I didn’t play in Indian Wells and Miami. These tournaments are so great. It’s good, I had a lot of success in those two competitions, but at the same time I knew there was a chance I wouldn’t be able to compete because it was my decision.”
Afterwards, Djokovic said of Alkaras, who returned to world No. 1 by winning Indian Wells, “I want to congratulate him. He is the right player to return to number one.”
On the other hand, regarding the US Open in August, he said, “I hope things will be different then.”
“I really want to play all over America. I want to be there. When I lost the final against Medvedev in 2021, I think what turned out to be one of the best moments I had with the New York crowd (the scene where I burst into tears from the crowd cheering). I was lucky enough to win 3 times at that venue and make several finals. Although I lost that match (finals of the 2021 competition), it was a match that received a lot of love and gratitude. I will go back to the venue and reunite with the fans. I want to. That’s what I’m looking forward to and I hope it will be.”
In order for Djokovic to participate in the US Open after two years, it is essential that the US government ease entry requirements.