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Djokovic will not compete in Montreal for not being vaccinated against covid | Sports

Novak Djokovic will not participate next week in the Canadian Open that takes place every year in Montreal, since he cannot enter the country without being fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, tournament organizers have assured this morning. The position of the Serbian tennis player, number six in the world, will be occupied by the British Andy Murray, three times champion in Montreal.

Djokovic, current Wimbledon champion, was included in the entry list for the Canadian event despite not being vaccinated against the virus, but his withdrawal was confirmed hours before the draw that decides the draws. To enter Canada, a person must have received their second dose of the coronavirus at least two weeks before entering the country.

Djokovic is still waiting for an official confirmation about his possible participation in the United States Open (US Open) that begins on August 29. The Serbian, concerned, has said that his preparation is being “as if he were going to compete” in the last Grand Slam of the year.

Even so, the Serbian has acknowledged on numerous occasions that he was “prepared” to miss the big appointments of the course instead of receiving the virus vaccine.

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