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Djokovic could play the US Open

Vaccination will no longer be mandatory to return to the United States from May 11

Novak Djokovic ‘s great week continues. After his victory on Sunday at the Australian Open, the Serb could be authorized to play on the American continent this summer since the United States government has announced that vaccination will no longer be compulsory to enter the country from next May 11.

Last year, the world number 1 was not allowed to play tournaments taking place on American soil. Unable to defend his points obtained in 2021, he fell to eighth place in the ATP rankings. Gaining first position after the Australia open although health was a real concern before the tournament even though the odds were in favour from many tennis tipsters, he who suffered a thigh injury and played with a strapping for almost the entire tournament. 

Now again at the top of the hierarchy, the end of the state of health emergency announced by Joe Biden could do his business, he who should therefore be able to be present during the Cincinnati tournament and especially at the US Open without any points. to defend.

Djokovic should also be able to play in Canada

He should even be able to participate in the entire North American summer tour since Canada announced last September that it would no longer implement the vaccination obligation. He will therefore be able to participate in the Masters 1000 of Canada which will take place in Toronto this year.

However, he will definitely not be part of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami because the two tournaments will take place between March 6 and April 2, 2023 .

Last year, Djokovic had only played two Grand Slam tournaments and four Masters 1000. This season, with these authorizations and the return of the Shanghai tournament, cancelled in 2022, he should be able to play the four Grand Slam tournaments and seven Masters 1000.

Djokovic in numbers

22 – The Serb won his 10th Australian Open this Sunday, his 22nd Grand Slam title. He returns to the height of Rafael Nadal, record holder for the number of Majors for men.

10 – Novak Djokovic won his 10th Grand Slam title after 30 years, a record. Rafael Nadal has 8, Roger Federer, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall 4.

41 – The Serb signed this Sunday his 41st victory in a row in Australia, where he is undefeated since 2018. He won four Australian Open there (2019, 2020, 2021, 2023), the ATP Cup (2020, + 2 matches in 2021), and Adelaide 1 (2023).

1 – “Djoko”, conceded only one set in this Australian Open 2023. It was in the second round, against the French Enzo Couacaud .

374 – This Monday, Djokovic will start his 374th week as world number 1, improving his own record.
The second, Roger Federer, is at 310 weeks.

3 – At 35 years and 252 days, Novak Djokovic has become the third oldest player to win the Australian Open. Ken Rosewall (37 years and 72 days, in 1972) and Roger Federer (36 years and 173 days, in 2018) are the first two.

2 – Novak Djokovic is the second player to have at least ten titles in the same Grand Slam tournament..
Rafael Nadal has 14 at Roland Garros.

66 % – Novak Djokovic has won 66% of his Grand Slam finals (22/33). A ratio higher than that of Roger Federer (64%: 20/31) but lower than that of Rafael Nadal (73%: 22/30).

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