Novak Djokovic will be included in the entry list next month for the Indian Wells ATP competition in California, despite his deportation last month from Australia following the Covid jab scandal.

  • Novak Djokovic was included in the Indian Wells entry listing for next month 
  • Shortly after Djokovic left Australia for good in January, news broke. 
  • The controversy surrounding his Covid status as a 34-year-old last month has caused concern
  • A Serb who doesn’t follow vaccine regulations may be prevented from accessing the U.S. 

Novak Djokovic has been expelled from Australia for his COVID-19 status before the Australian Open. Tournament organizers announced Wednesday that he is now on the entry list to the Indian Wells ATP tournament in California.

Unvaccinated, the Serb was removed after an 11-day ride that included two visa cancellations, 2 court challenges, and 5 nights in 2 stints at an Immigration Detention Hotel where asylum seekers are kept.

The Indian Wells five-time winner has been allowed to play in the upcoming ATP tournament next year.  

Novak Djokovic has been included on the entry list for upcoming Indian Wells ATP tournament

Novak Djokovic is on the entry list to Indian Wells ATP tournament

The tournament organizers stated in a statement, that proof of vaccination is required to gain entry. 

According to organizers, the following guidelines are in place for players: ‘The protocols of the WTA & ATP as well any USA restrictions on international traveler’s vaccination status will govern the rules.

Djokovic won Indian Wells five more times. He was announced Wednesday as part of a strong field that included 2022 Australian Open winner Rafael Nadal, top 10 players Daniil Mevedev, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tisipas. 

The Serb was deported from Australia after failing to comply with vaccine laws in the country

Following failure to conform with Australian vaccination laws, the Serb had to be deported from Australia

Djokovic might have problems even getting in the United States. Foreign air passengers must be fully immunized since November 2013 and show proof prior to boarding.

His visa was revoked twice by Australia when the Serb refused to get vaccinated against coronavirus. He was then deported from Australia last month. 

From March 9-20, the Indian Wells tournament will be held. 

Djokovic twice had his visa revoked following controversy caused in Australia last month

Djokovic had twice his visa cancelled after Australia’s controversy last month