Jim Courier would not count on Novak Djokovic to now change his thoughts and take the vaccine as he expects the Serb to play solely the place there isn’t any vaccine mandate. Djokovic brought on a little bit of controversy at the beginning of the Indian Wells Masters as he did not withdraw from the event earlier than the draw was launched although it was fairly evident that he wouldn’t have the ability to play “Novak Djokovic has been constant in his strategy.
He’s not going to get vaccinated, that’s clear. He’s going to make use of the foundations which are accessible [and try to play as much as possible]. He’s allowed to remain within the draw,” Courier stated. “I might have chosen, if I had been him, to withdraw previous to the qualification rounds beginning.
I believe he may have used the nice publicity, however he’s inside his rights [to wait until the last-minute to withdraw].”
Courier: Djokovic was holding hope he may get in
“Whereas I used to be robotically listed within the @BNPPARIBASOPEN and @MiamiOpen draw I knew it might be unlikely I’d have the ability to journey.
The CDC has confirmed that rules gained’t be altering so I will not have the ability to play within the US. Good luck to these enjoying in these nice tournaments,” Djokovic wrote on Twitter the day earlier than the beginning of Indian Wells.
Djokovic actually waited till the final second to drag out of Indian Wells and that did not sit nicely with some followers. “I believe, in his coronary heart of hearts, he hoped there can be a change in coverage and that he can be allowed to compete [in the Indian Wells Masters],” Courier stated.
“He needed to offer himself the most effective likelihood to try to compete.” The excellent news for Djokovic is that France has lifted its vaccine mandate and he’s anticipated to be allowed to compete on the Monte Carlo Masters and French Open.