Indian Wells competition supervisor Tommy Haas states he is “very disappointed” over Novak Djokovic missing out on the opening Masters competition of the period in the desert. After the Australian Open, Djokovic asked for to be approved an unique authorization to get in the United States as an unvaccinated immigrant.
Last Friday, Djokovic was informed that his demand was refuted. Djokovic after that took out ofIndian Wells “Very disappointing, I think America is the only country that still has these restrictions. We should let this go and just let him play.
I see no reason and I’m also very disappointed that he’s not here,” Haas informed Augburger-Allgemeine
Haas discovers Djokovic’s absence at Indian Wells ‘depressing’
“Very disappointing, I think America is the only country that still has these restrictions…”
“We should let this go and just let him play.
I see no reason and I’m also v disappointed that he’s not here. — C Kristjánsdóttir âð (@CristinaNcl) March 9, 2023
Haas lobbied for Djokovic to be allowed to play in Indian Wells
During the Australian Open, Haas was asked about the possibility of Djokovic missing the tournament for the second consecutive year just because of his vaccination status.
Haas was straight honest in his answer as he said that it ” would certainly be a shame” if Djokovic was again denied entry into the United States for Indian Wells. “Obviously, the one issue being that he still can not concern the United States If he does not play Indian Wells as well as Miami in March (it will certainly be difficult), they’re intended to raise those requireds by mid-April
It would certainly behave to see if we can perhaps raise those a little earlier as well as have him concern play Indian Wells as well asMiami I believe he intends to play, so we ought to offer him the opportunity. Hopefully, we can have him there. I indicate, it would certainly be a shame in my eyes if he had not been involving these occasions, or otherwise enabled ahead,” Haas said in January.
Djokovic is still on the Miami Masters entry list. The Miami Masters is starting in less than two weeks and Djokovic remains hopeful that sometime in the meantime will change that will allow him to play there.
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