Due to his loss to Daniil Medvedev within the third spherical of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic will return to the highest of the ATP rankings subsequent Monday. The Serbian champion took accountability for the selection he made concerning the vaccine and solely performed the Dubai match in 2022.
He left the match within the quarterfinals after shedding to a wonderful Jiri Vesely. Djokovic will have the ability to observe a reasonably tight schedule for the subsequent few months. In France, the tremendous inexperienced move has been suspended and the one from Belgrade will play each the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 and Roland Garros.
Djokovic will even play his house match from April 18-24, earlier than ready for official information on the Madrid and Rome occasions. There must also be no issues for the Wimbledon match, the third Slam of the yr. The scenario appears unsure with regards to the American cement season.
Underneath present rules, Djokovic may miss the Cincinnati Masters 1000, the Canadian Open and the US Open. Eugene Lapierre, director of the Canadian match, spoke about Djokovic in an interview with Le Journal De Montreal.
“We’re not in any hurry. I think about that there can be a number of modifications within the coming months. We must see if the scenario improves or worsens. For Djokovic, at this time, it will be inconceivable to return to Canada and take part within the match.
So we are going to wait to see how the scenario develops. Issues are going effectively and I feel we are going to return to regular.
Bodo feedback on Nole Djokovic
Tennis journalist Peter Bodo seemed again on Novak Djokovic’s visa fiasco earlier this yr with disapproval on a current podcast with Patrick McEnroe.
Whereas the American admitted that Djokovic was not the one responsible celebration, he was of the opinion that a lot of the blame needs to be positioned on the Serb for his vanity and sense of entitlement. “The factor that basically bothered me early on [about what happened in Australia], definitely from a human viewpoint, was how he pulled some humorous stunts,” Bodo mentioned.
“There weren’t many heroes within the Australian saga however I believed that was extremely boastful and entitled of him. It was an actual low level in his profession.” He was evenly barely impressed by how Djokovic had succeeded in reaching his “endgame” of ready for vaccine mandates all around the world to be lifted to renew his tennis.
“Now, he is proven he’s prepared to pay the value of not enjoying, which is a reasonably large value. Novak Djokovic took some actually massive possibilities. He’s simply going to attend it out and he may very well have the ability to win the battle.
I feel it is his endgame and I haven’t got an issue with that,” Bodo mentioned. “In the event that they carry the foundations on vaccination, I’m not a medication skilled and I presume that they’ve this underneath management, then he’s not a menace. However the guidelines should be utilized.”