Novak Djokovic has insisted that he has ‘no regrets’ about lacking the US Open final month attributable to his refusal to have the Covid 19 vaccine.
Djokovic additionally missed the Australian Open this yr as a result of identical cause, which implies he’s misplaced out on two potential possibilities so as to add to his spectacular Grand Slam complete.
‘’No, I don’t have any regrets. I imply, I do really feel unhappy that I wasn’t capable of play [at the US Open], however that was a call that I made, and I knew what the implications will probably be,” Djokovic mentioned. “So, I accepted them, and that’s it.”
The title was received by 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, who Djokovic congratulated on securing his first Grand Slam.
‘’I imply, I congratulate Alcaraz for successful the US Open. He did it in an unimaginable vogue, in three or 4 five-set matches within the match. He is 19 years outdated and already primary on this planet.’’
Djokovic additionally defined how being banned from competing at two of the Grand Slams this yr affected his schedule, noting that he’s not used to the longer breaks in between competing.
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‘’I’m not used to creating, clearly within the final 15 to twenty years, longer breaks between the tournaments, however it’s what it’s,” Djokovic mentioned. “That’s type of the scenario I used to be in. I’m simply excited to have the ability to play right here now and many of the different indoor [tournaments] for the remainder of the season.”
The Serb is hoping that Covid-19 guidelines will probably be relaxed in time for him to compete within the Australian Open in January 2023, however he has acknowledged the scenario remains to be all up within the air after the dramatic deportation and ban he obtained this yr.
‘’It’s actually not in my arms proper now,” Djokovic mentioned. “So, I’m hoping I’ll get some constructive information.’’
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