Novak Djokovic has no regrets about missing Slams due to unvaccinated status | Tennis News

LONDON: Novak Djokovic has missed two of this year’s four Grand Slams due to not being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but the Serb says he doesn’t regret his decision.
Djokovic won the australian openRoland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021 but was unable to defend his Melbourne Park crown this year after being sent off on the eve of the hard-court major due to his unvaccinated status.
The 35-year-old Serb, who has won 21 Grand Slam titles, was also unable to travel to New York for the US Open.
Djokovic has not played since winning Wimbledon in July after being forced to sit out the ATP Tour’s North American swing due to his unvaccinated status.
“No, I have no regrets” Djokovic told reporters on Thursday on the eve of the Laver Cup in London. “I mean, I’m sad that I couldn’t play, but, you know, that’s the decision I made.
“I knew what the consequences would be, so I accepted them. That’s it.”
Waiting to hear from Australia
Djokovic received a three-year travel ban for Australia when he was deported, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said it could be lifted to allow him to compete in subsequent editions of the major.
“I’m waiting for the news,” added the former world number one.
“It’s really not in my hands right now. Hopefully I can get some positive news soon.”

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