“No regrets” missing Indian Wells and Miami Open – Djokovic

Novak Djokovic insists he has no regrets over missing events due to his Covid-19 vaccination status.

Djokovic has been forced to miss the two ATP Masters 1000 events of the season – in Indian Wells and Miami – due to his being unvaccinated.

Djokovic is unvaccinated against Covid-19 and requires special permission to enter the country.

The Serb’s application for exemption was denied and would now miss the Indian Wells and Miami Open.

Current US rules state international visitors need to show proof of vaccination to enter the country until at least April 10.

On Monday, Djokovic lost his place as the world No. 1 and was replaced by Carlos Alcaraz, who won the Indian Wells title after beating Daniil Medvedev.

The Miami Open takes place from March 21 to April 2.

“No, I have no regrets,” Djokovic told CNN.

“I’ve learned through life that regrets only hold you back and basically make you live in the past and I don’t want to do that.

“I also don’t want to live too much in the future. I want to be as much as in the present moment, but of course think about the future, creating a better future.

“It’s a pity that I wasn’t able to play in Indian Wells, Miami. I love those tournaments.”

Presently, Novak Djokovic can’t enter the USA until after May 11.

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