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Novak Djokovic took out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday night, competition authorities revealed simply hours prior to the competition draw.

“World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. With his withdrawal, Nikoloz Basilashvili moves into the field,” competition organizers stated in a declaration.

While an official factor was not described because declaration, Djokovic, who is presently unvaccinated versus COVID-19, used just recently for unique consent from the United States federal government to dip into the ATP Masters upcoming occasions at both Indiana Wells and Miami. His choice to take out of Indian Wells indicates that the application was rejected by the U.S. federal government, according to the Associated Press.

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., composed as much on Twitter, declaring that Homeland Security had actually turned down Djokovic’s COVID-19.

Djokovic hasn’t contended in the ATP occasions at Indian Wells and Miami considering that 2019 as an outcome of being unvaccinated versus COVID-19. On May 11, the United States is ending its COVID-19 emergency situation statement, which will enable worldwide homeowners to get in the nation — even if they’re not immunized versus the infection.

Djokovic presently has 22 Grand Slam titles and is coming off of winning the 2023 Australian Open, where he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last.

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