Novak Djokovic will play at the US Open in 2023 due to the planned end of the health emergency in the United States.

Novak Djokovic during a press conference after winning the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 29, 2023.

Will Novak Djokovic succeed in the 2023 calendar Grand Slam season? In pursuit of body records, the Serb could once again capture the ultimate grail of world tennis: winning four majors in a calendar year.

Even if the road is still long, the world number one – who failed in this quest in 2021 – has in any case found hope that after the announcement by President Joe Biden on Monday, January 30, it will end from May 11. A public health emergency in the United States for nearly three years.

The 35-year-old will therefore be eligible to play in the next edition of the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament he was denied due to his Covid-19 vaccination status. Thus, the United States follows in the footsteps of Australia, which was the first country to open its borders to allow normalcy to return to the circuit. In 2022, without the Australian Open, Belgrade could only play Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

After winning his 10th Australian Open on Sunday, January 29 and joining Rafael Nadal as the player with the most Grand Slam titles (22), it’s been one good news after another for the circuit boss who reclaimed the top spot. World Monday.

But this leading position may soon be threatened: the cancellation of the state of emergency in the United States will not be effective until May 11, he will not be allowed to participate in the Indian Wells Masters 1000. (March 6-19) and Miami (March 20-April 2). In case of performances by Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz or Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas during their American tour in March, he could leave his seat to them.

Author: the world

Source: Le Monde

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