Tennis-Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells

  • Tennis
  • Thursday, 10 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - ATP 500 - Dubai Tennis Championships - The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 24, 2022 Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his quarter final match against Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

INDIAN WELLS (Reuters) -World number two Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the tournament announced on Wednesday, in the latest setback for the player due to his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Serb had been automatically listed in the draw for the tournament but said he knew it was unlikely that he would be able to gain entry into the United States.

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