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Serbian Djokovic excluded from the Miami Tennis Championships


Novak Djokovic

Serbian star Novak Djokovic has been officially denied the Miami Open tennis tournament, after tournament organizers exhausted all options in efforts to grant him an exception to travel to the United States, according to the New York Post.

Djokovic, who is crowned with 22 titles in the four major “Grand Slam” tournaments, has previously withdrawn from participating in the Indian Wells Championship, which is currently being held, which makes it impossible for him to play in the United States.

Djokovic did not receive the coronavirus vaccine, and he is still among the conditions for travel to the United States, but the player was hoping to obtain a special permit that would enable him to enter the United States.

Tennis officials in the United States and a number of politicians expressed their support for granting Djokovic, 35, an exception to enter the country, and an appeal was made to US President Joe Biden to reconsider banning the player from entering the country.

Until last week, the Serbian star was clinging to the hope of participating in the Miami Open, which he won six times, but tournament director James Blake said in statements to the "Tennis Channel" TV network that "there is no chance for him to participate in the tournament, despite the intensive efforts."

“Of course, our tournament is one of the first-class tournaments in the world, and we wanted the best players to participate,” said Blake, who had ranked fourth in the world rankings during his career as a player. “We did everything we could, we tried to talk to the government, but it Not in our hands. We tried, but he can't play."

Novak Djokovic

Serbian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and has held the top position for a record total 380 weeks, finishing as the year-end No. 1 an Open Era record seven times. He has won a total of 93 singles titles on the men's ATP Tour with titles comprising a joint-record 22 majors, a record ten Australian Opens, a record 38 Masters, a joint-record six Tour Finals, and a record 66 Big Titles. Djokovic has completed a non-calendar year Grand Slam in singles, becoming the only man in tennis history to be the reigning champion of the four majors at once across three different surfaces. He is also the first man in the Open Era to achieve a double Career Grand Slam in singles and the only player to complete the career Golden Masters in singles by winning all of the nine Masters tournaments, which he has done twice.

Djokovic began his professional career in 2003. At age 20, he disrupted Roger Federer's and Rafael Nadal's streak of 11 consecutive Grand Slam tournament victories by winning the 2008 Australian Open. At age 24, Djokovic ascended to No. 1 for the first time, winning three majors and five Masters titles in 2011. In 2015, Djokovic reached 15 consecutive finals and won a season-record 10 Big Titles. His dominant run extended through to the 2016 French Open, where he completed a non-calendar year Grand Slam and his first career Grand Slam, becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles simultaneously and setting a ranking points record (16,950). Following an injury-caused decline in form in 2017, Djokovic returned to dominance at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, sweeping three straight majors and returning to world No. 1. In 2021, Djokovic won the first three majors of the year and attempted to complete a Grand Slam at the US Open, but lost in the final to Daniil Medvedev. As of the 2023 Australian Open, Djokovic has won 10 of the last 18 majors.

Representing Serbia, Djokovic led the Serbian national team to their first Davis Cup title in 2010 and to the inaugural ATP Cup title in 2020. Moreover, he won the bronze medal for Serbia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Djokovic has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award four times (2012, 2015, 2016, 2019), the BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year award in 2011 and the L'Équipe Champion of Champions award in 2021. He is also a recipient of the Order of St. Sava, the Order of Karađorđe's Star, and the Order of the Republika Srpska.

Beyond competition, Djokovic is an active philanthropistand a former ATP player council president. In August 2020, Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil announced the formation of the Professional Tennis Players Association as the first player-only association in tennis, citing the need for players to have more influence on the tour and advocating better prize money structure for lower-ranked players.

his sports career

2011 ranked first in the world

The year 2011 began with distinction, he won the Australian Open Tennis Championship when he defeated the fourth seed Murray, and after that he achieved the Indian Wells Championship, after that the Miami Championship, then he did not participate in the Monte Carlo Championship, after that he won the Madrid Championship on clay courts, then the Rome Championship, and thus he achieved 37 wins, which is Two victories away from the record, and he is a candidate to win the Roland Garros Championship, but he was eliminated from the semi-finals, and then he won the Wimbledon Championship after defeating Rafael Nadal and snatched him the top of the rankings, then he won the Montreal Roger Cup by defeating Andy Marai in the final with two sets without a response, but he lost the final with him Cincinnati Championship, and then he continued his series of victories by winning the US Open, by defeating Rafael Nadal in the final, thus achieving three Grand Slam tournaments in one year, in addition to leading the rankings for this year. Miami Championship, then moved to Roland Garros, and he is a candidate to win it, especially after his superiority in the semi-finals over Roger Federer, but he lost the final against Rafael Nadal by 3 sets to a total One game (6.2 6.3 2.6 7.5) and at Wimbledon he was eliminated from the semi-finals after losing to Roger Federer by 3 sets for one set, but he was crowned the Roger Cup for the third time in his history after defeating Richard Casquet in the final with two clean sets and moved to Cincinnati and lost the final for the second time in a row, but This time at the hands of the Swiss Roger Federer, then he went to the US Open, but he was unable to maintain his title in it after losing in the final to the British Andy Murray by 3 sets for two 7.6 7.5 2.6 3.6 6.2 Then he won the Beijing Championship by defeating the Frenchman Joe Wilfred Tsonga 2-0 and then In the Shanghai Championship, after defeating the British Murray 2-1, he went to the Masters Cup, in which he won all his matches and achieved the title by defeating Roger Federer 2-0 in the final. Thus, he ended the year 2012 with three Grand Slam finals, from which he achieved one title in addition to 3 titles in the Masters.

And he began the year 2013 by preserving his title in the Australian Open by defeating Andy Murray 3-1 in the final, to become the first player to win 3 consecutive times in the tournament, after that he won the Dubai Championship by defeating Berdych in the final, and he was eliminated from the second round in the Miami Championship and in the quarter-finals of the Championship Rome and Madrid and won the Monte Carlo Championship by defeating Nadal in the final 2-0 to become the first player to win it other than Nadal since 2005 and was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Roland Garros Championship by Nadal 3-2 in a marathon match and lost the Wimbledon final by Marai 3-0 and came out of Montreal semi-finals at the hands of Nadal, and he lost the US Open final at the hands of Nadal as well, but he rehabilitated him in the Beijing Championship when he defeated him in the final and achieved the championship for the second year in a row, but he lost the top of the rankings once Nadal reached the final of the tournament and kept his title in the Shanghai Championship when In the final, he defeated Deleptro.

2013 Sixth Grand Championship

Djokovic started the 2013 season by defeating Murray in the final of the Australian Open, which was his third consecutive win at the tournament, which was the sixth major tournament of his career.

2014 Seventh Grand Championship

After failing to retain the Australian title and the sudden and unexpected defeat against Nadal at Roland Garros, the Serbian returns to win the Wimbledon Championship against Swiss Roger Federer in five sets, during which the match lasted for nearly four hours, to win the seventh Grand Slam championship.

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