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Why Novak Djokovic pulled out from the 2022 ATP Cup

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says he is no longer interested in the 2022 ATP Cup.

“World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2022 ATP Cup,” the tournament’s organisers stated in a statement on Wednesday, ahead of the tournament’s commencement on Saturday.

Tennis Australia, which organises the Australian Open, has mandated that all competitors be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a medical exemption issued by an independent panel of specialists.

“Team Serbia will now be led by world number 33 Dusan Lajovic,” the organisers stated in a statement as well.

Why did Novak Djokovic pull out from ATP Cup in Sydney?

The 34-year-old, who has frequently refused to declare if he has been immunised against COVID-19, restated his position on the vaccine’s freedom of choice last month.

Srdjan Djokovic’s father warned a Serbian television channel last month that Djokovic will most likely withdraw from the major, calling Tennis Australia’s stance on required immunisation “manipulation.”

 

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