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Djokovic did not play IW and Dimitrov moved into the brackets

Djokovic did not play IW and Dimitrov moved into the brackets

Dimitrov takes the place initially reserved for Djokovic

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Indian Wells (USA) – Then Uncertainty about participation Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 in the world at the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells, was formalized this Wednesday. The five-time champion of the competition, the Serbian put his name in parentheses, but will not take part in the competition.

Djokovic withdrew after the draw, but before the series could be announced, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov was moved into the brackets. Dimitrov, currently ranked 35th, is ranked 33rd Occupies the space previously allotted to Serbs. He makes his debut against the winner of a match between Belgian David Coffin or Australian Jordan Thompson. Dimitrov’s situation is similar to the situation of French woman Alice Garnett in parentheses. The head was confiscated by 1 Barbora Gryzhikova For elbow injury.

The bracket still puts Dimitro in the path of a rival who qualifies for Andy Murray, Alexander Public or the third round, while Argentina’s Diego Swartzman could face him in the round of 16. Seventh in the same quartet is Andre Rublev, waiting for a match between German Dominique Koper and Frenchman Benoit. With the exception of Aslan Karatsev or Polish’s Hubert Harkok in the 16th round, Rublev could face American Francis Diafo in the third round.

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Dimitrov’s previous opponent was American Tommy Paul, who is now a qualified tennis player or lucky loser. Whoever wins will challenge world No. 3 Alexander Sverre in the second round.

Dimitrov’s best record in Indian Wells was made last year, when he won four straight games and reached the semifinals. One of the victories was beating Daniel Medvedev. The 30-year-old Bulgarian and former World No. 3, only lost to Britain’s Cameron Nori, who finished the tournament as champion.

Djokovic also left Miami
Shortly after leaving Indian Wells, Djokovic also announced that he would not be playing in the Miami Masters 1000. Serbs cannot enter the United States without vaccination and complete proof Already signaled a few weeks ago Probably unable to play.

“Although self-registered in Indian Wells and Miami, I know I will not be able to travel. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has confirmed that the restrictions will not change, so I can not. I have to play in the United States,” Serbian said on his social media.

This season, only a Serbian who did not need proof of vaccination reached the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Dubai. He missed the Australian OpenDespite traveling to the country and receiving a favorable court ruling that freed him from training in the Melbourne Park Courts, he is awaiting the decision of the local Ministry of Immigration to decide whether to cancel his stay-at-home visa.

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