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Novak Djokovic is ADDED on the entry list for next month’s Indian Wells ATP event in California – in spite of the necessity for ALL entrants to be double-vaccinated without opportunity for exemptions

Novak Djokovic has been included on the entry list for upcoming Indian Wells ATP tournament

Novak Djokovic has been included on the entry list for upcoming Indian Wells ATP tournament

Novak Djokovic has been added in next month’s Indian Wells entry list
News comes quickly following Djokovic deportation from Australia in January
34-year-old caused disputation over his Covid vaccination status last month
The Serb may not gain access to U.S if he doesn’t adhere to vaccine rules
Novak Djokovic, who was deported from Australia over his COVID-19 vaccination status ahead of the Australian Open, is on the entry list for next month’s Indian Wells ATP event in California, tournament organizers said on Wednesday.

The Serb, who is not vaccinated, was deported following an 11-day roller-coaster involving two visa nullification, two court challenges and five nights in two stints at an immigration detention hotel where asylum seekers are held.
It has now been declared the five time Indian Wells winner will be allowed to compete in the upcoming ATP tournament next month.
Tournament organizers said in a statement that valid evidence of full vaccination would be demanded for entry into the venue.

Tournament organizers said in a statement that valid proof of full vaccination would be required for entry into the venue.

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Organizers stated: ‘The guidelines for the players are governed by the protocols established by the WTA and ATP, as well as any restrictions established by the United States of America in regard to the vaccination status of international travelers entering the country.’

Djokovic has won Indian Wells five times and was part of a stacked field announced on Wednesday, which includes 2022 Australian Open winner Rafael Nadal and top 10 players Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The Serb was deported from Australia after failing to comply with vaccine laws in the country

The Serb was deported from Australia after failing to comply with vaccine laws in the country

Djokovic could have trouble even getting into the United States, because foreign air travelers have had to be fully vaccinated since November last year and provide proof before boarding flights, with limited exceptions.

The Serb had his visa revoked twice when he was deported by the Australian government last month due to not being vaccinated against corona virus.

The Indian Wells tournament runs from March 9-20.

Djokovic twice had his visa revoked following controversy caused in Australia last month

Djokovic twice had his visa revoked following controversy caused in Australia last month

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