Seven months on from his fiasco with the Australian Open, Djokovic’s vaccination status is once again standing in the way, with the Serbian unable to enter Canada. This seems to be only the beginning though for the world No. 1 as he is also set to miss next month’s US Open, with his entry into the United States set to be declined due to not being jabbed against the virus.
Nadal meanwhile will miss the Rogers Cup due to his ongoing fitness problems, after he was forced to withdraw from his Wimbledon semi-final with Nick Kyrgios last month. Confirming his withdrawal he said: “We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue the training sessions without forcing anything. I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene, and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me. Today was no exception.”