Novak Djokovic (Serbia, World Ranking No. 1), who is aiming to participate in a major tournament on the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) tour to be held in the United States next month, requested a special entry permit.
Foreign media including the British media BBC reported on the 23rd (Korean time), “Djokovic is waiting for a positive decision to compete in the ATP Tour BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open next month in the United States.”
A ‘positive decision’ here is a special permission from the authorities to enter the United States.
In March, the BNP Paribas Open, called the메이저놀이터 ‘5th Grand Slam’, will be held in Indian Wells, California, USA. The Miami Open is also held in Miami, Florida. This tournament is a Masters 1000 series tournament, the next level after the Grand Slam tournament.
The BNP Paribas Open opens on March 6 and the Miami Open opens on March 20.
Last year, Djokovic was unable to participate in the competition in the United States due to the problem of not being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). He failed to participate in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open as well as the US Open, a grand slam event, and gave up the world number one.
Djokovic participated in this year’s Australian Open as Australia’s entry permits for foreigners related to Corona 19 were eased. Having reached the top of the event, he regained the world number one ranking and reached number one for 377 weeks, the most tie among men and women.
Djokovic will compete in the ATP Tour Dubai Duty Free Championship, which opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 27th. “The schedule after the Dubai Championships will be determined by the decision of the United States,” he said.
He hoped to participate in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open, saying, “I hope that a positive decision will be made soon.”