Novak Djokovic To Defend Wimbledon Title Since Vaccines Aren’t Required

TOKYO, JAPAN --JULY 28: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain during the Men's Singles Third Round Tennis Match on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Novak Djokovic received some good news ahead of Wimbledon.

After being forced to miss events due to his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Djokovic will be allowed to defend his title at Wimbledon next month.

Because vaccines are not required to enter Britain, All England Club chief executive Sally Bolton confirmed Djokovic will be eligible to play.

From the New York Post:

During the annual spring briefing ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on June 27, Bolton said that “whilst, of course, it is encouraged” that all players get vaccinated, “it will not be a condition of entry to compete” at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament this year.

Djokovic is also expected to play next month in the French Open after tournament director Amelie Mauresmo said there was nothing preventing the reigning champion from defending his crown.

That’s great news for tennis fans who want to see the best players in the world on the court.

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