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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Formally Out Of Montreal ATP Occasion | Tennis Information

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, whose refusal to be vaccinated in opposition to Covid makes him unable to enter Canada, has formally withdrawn from the ATP hardcourt event in Montreal, organizers mentioned Thursday. The Serb star’s unvaccinated standing made it unlikely he would play within the prestigious ATP Masters event, simply because it means he’ll most likely miss the US Open beginning later in August as america additionally requires guests to the nation to point out proof of vaccination. Montreal Masters event director Eugene Lepierre had mentioned earlier this month he didn’t count on Djokovic to play.

“Both the Canadian authorities goes to vary the foundations concerning vaccination or he’s going to roll up his sleeves and get the vaccine. However I do not assume any of these eventualities are life like,” Lepierre mentioned.

Germany’s Oscar Otte has additionally withdrawn from the event which begins Monday with Benjamin Bonzi of France and Australia’s Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios shifting into the principle draw, Tennis Canada mentioned.

As well as, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was handed a wild card on Thursday, together with Belgian David Goffin and Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau.

Britain’s Murray, a former world primary who gained the Canadian title in 2009, 2010 and 2015, has been rising within the rankings this season from 134th to fiftieth.

He reached finals in Sydney in January and Stuttgart in June, however fell within the first spherical in Washington earlier this week to Sweden’s Mikael Ymer.

Regardless of that disappointment, Murray mentioned on Monday he believes he can get his rating excessive sufficient to earn a seeding on the US Open, which he gained a decade in the past.

“It is nonetheless attainable,” Murray mentioned. “I’d simply must have a superb run in Canada or Cincinnati actually. It is fairly easy if I used to be to make a quarter-final or a semi-final, which proper now — after a loss like that — does not appear life like.


“I do really feel like if I play very properly that I might try this. However I will must actually play higher than I did as we speak.”

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