For many, Novak Djokovic is still the best tennis player in the world, even though the Serb is only seventh in the world rankings. His refusal to vaccinate keeps getting the 35-year-old into trouble. Does that also cost him participation in the ATP Finals?
Wimbledon points are missing: Normally Novak Djokovic would have received 2,000 points for the world rankings and the ATP final race for his Wimbledon victory, but the Serb is missing them because of the skirmish over Russian and Belarusian players between ATP, WTA, the British government and the organizer at Wimbledon. There is also Djokovic’s constant stress issue of vaccination.
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No US Open start: He missed the Australian Open to a great deal of fanfare because of his refusal to be vaccinated and for this reason he will not be able to participate in the US Open either. The probability that Djokovic will be allowed to start at the prestigious ATP Finals at the end of the season in Turin is still high.
Special rule saves Djokovic: The seven players of the year with the best points qualify for the unofficial tennis world championship. But then a special rule applies, which according to “Tennisbuzz” says: “If a Grand Slam champion of the current year is between eighth and 20th place in the ATP race, he qualifies in eighth place.” Djokovic is currently in tenth place in the race Rankings for the finals.