As of today, Tuesday, it’s fixed: World number one Novak Djokovic is allowed to start in Wimbledon without a corona vaccination. This is not a requirement for participation in the third Grand Slam tournament of the year from June 27th to July 10th, said Sally Bolton, Managing Director of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), on Tuesday. Djokovic has won the lawn classic six times so far. This year he will be the defending champion.
Bolton says he still wants to encourage pros to get vaccinated. But even the British government would no longer require vaccination for entry. We plan to return to a normal tournament this year,” Bolton said. “Therefore we will not implement any of the Covid-19 measures of the past year in any substantial form.”
As recently as January, Djokovic attempted to defend the Australian Open title. In the end, however, it was in vain, because the Serb was expelled from the country because of the lack of vaccination. For this reason, he was also unable to play in the tournaments in the USA, Indian Wells and Miami. Djokovic (34) recently lost the final at his home tournament in Belgrade. There are also no corona rules in the way of a start in Rome and at the French Open.