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Novak Djokovic to miss the final grand slam of the year after US Open withdrawal

Djokovic will not be able to compete again in this year’s U.S open because the country has banned non-vaccinated visitors since October 2021. Djokovic did not defend his Australian Open title in January because his Covid-19 vaccination status led to him being deported from the country. Serb Djokovic had hoped to compete, but wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open." The 35-year-old won his 21st major title with victory at Wimbledon in July, leaving him one behind Rafael Nadal's all-time men's record, but will miss out on another chance to add to his tally.

"I'll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again," Djokovic added.

"See you soon tennis world!"

The US Open draw will take place later on Thursday.

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