It’s safe to say that Novak Djokovic’s year in 2022 has been the craziest of his career. Because of his refusal to receive the vaccine, the Australian government expelled Serbia’s Open champion to begin the season.
Nole was forced to sit out the full U.S. tour due to his absence. For one of the greatest tennis players of all time, criticism and an unusual situation combined with a difficult year until recently, to get this result.
After returning to the clay-court season, Novak Djokovic seemed sluggish and eventually lost to Rafa Nadal in Paris despite winning in Rome. It seemed as if the season was going downhill at the time, but Nole rallied back to win Wimbledon.
He had a terrific tournament, increasing the bar in the climaxes and defeating Nick Kyrgios in the final.
What lies next for Novak Djokovic?
It’s still unclear what will happen to Novak Djokovic’s season beyond this point.
Djokovic’s arrival on the American continent seems improbable because several countries do not admit non-vaccinated recipients. Because neither Canada nor the United States will let Novak Djokovic to compete, the Serbian champion runs the risk of missing important tournaments and falling further and further down the rankings.
Thus, the Montreal Masters 1000’s Jean Lapierre expressed his thoughts on Nole’s potential appearance in these terms. Here are some of his words: “If Novak Djokovic refuses to take the vaccine, then Canada’s rules must be changed.
Then and only then will the tennis player be able to attend the competition. At this point, I don’t think either possibility is very likely at this point “After being knocked out in the Round of 16 by Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2018 Montreal Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic has not returned to the competition since.
Regarding Djokovic’s likely presence, Canadian Health Minister Jean Yves Duclos had the following to say: “Everyone must follow the rules. There will always be exceptions to the rules, but everyone should be reminded that the rules are there to begin with.”