Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells Masters: organisersSerbia's Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Indian Wells Masters in California, organisers confirmed on SundayLOS ANGELES - World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's ATP/WTA Indian Wells Masters event, organisers confirmed on Sunday with the Serb barred from entering the country. Djokovic is unable to enter the United States because he is unvaccinated against Covid-19, but he had petitioned US authorities for special permission to enter. The Indian Wells ATP 1000 event begins next week in the California desert and is followed by the prestigious tournament in Miami which Djokovic is now expected to miss unless US authorities have a change of heart. On Friday, both the US Tennis Association and US Open organisers voiced support for Djokovic's request to be allowed to enter the United States. "Novak Djokovic is one the greatest champions our sport has ever seen," the US Open wrote on its official Twitter feed.
Source: Bangkok Post March 06, 2023 08:38 UTC