Novak Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells after dropping bid to play unvaccinated

Novak Djokovic, the highest males’s tennis champion, has withdrawn from the upcoming BNP Paribas Open after dropping his try and enter america unvaccinated to play within the Southern California occasion.

The event introduced its withdrawal on Sunday night. Play within the mixed ATP-WTA occasion begins Wednesday at Indian Wells Tennis Backyard and runs via March 19.

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., stated on Twitter that Homeland Safety rejected Djokovic’s request for a vaccine waiver that might permit him to play back-to-back in Indian Wells and Miami, which runs from March 19 to April 2 .

The US is ending its COVID-19 emergency declaration on Might 11, permitting international air vacationers to enter the province with out being vaccinated.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion misplaced within the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.

With Djokovic out, Nikoloz Basilashvili superior to the Indian Wells draw.