The refusal of Novak Djokovic not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 still stands. Which has left him with several consequences, for example, not playing the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami because he cannot enter the United States.
And with the absence of the Serbian in these tournaments, Carlos Alcaraz will once again be number one in the ATP ranking. "Nole" had displaced the Spanish after winning the Australian Open.
"It's a shame not to have played because I've won many times there, but I don't regret it and I knew there was a possibility of not being able to be there," the Serb told CNN.
"I have learned throughout my life that regretting things makes you think about the past and I don't want this," he said.
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Despite this, Djokovic showed his desire to be able to be at the US Open this year.
“I would like to be in New York where I have the memory of how people cheered me on in the 2021 final with Medvedev even though I ended up losing. I want to feel that connection with the stands again ”, he maintained.
Now the Serbian, second in the world ranking, will have to wait until April 9 to return to the courts when the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 starts.