Novak Djokovic, whose refusal to be vaccinated against Covid prevents him from entering Canada, has officially withdrawn from the Masters 1000 ATP that takes place in Montreal from August 8 to 14, the organization reported.
This same case currently occurs with the Masters 1000 ATP de Cincinnati y el US Openfourth and last Grand Slam of the season, which takes place in New York from August 29 to September 11.
Since the United States also requires people to present proof of vaccination to cross the border.
In January 2022 Djokovic was deported from Australia, where he went to try to play the Australian Open.
The director of the Montreal event, Eugene Lepierre, He already warned days ago that “either the Canadian government changes the rules regarding vaccines or rolls up its sleeves and gets vaccinated. But I don’t think either of these scenarios is realistic.”
German Oscar Otte also withdrew, benefiting Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi and the Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgioswho enter directly into the draw that will be drawn on Friday.
The British Andy Murray will benefit from a tournament invitation, as well as the Belgian David Goffin and the Canadians Vasek Pospisil. and Alexis Galarneau.