World number one Novak Djokovic hopeful for 'a positive result' on US tournaments participation

    Djokovic has applied for special permission to play at the Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments next month.

    (CNN)World tennis number one Novak Djokovic is hopeful for "a positive result" on US tennis tournament participation ahead of next month's Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments, after applying for special permission to play there.

    The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who has previously confirmed that he remains unvaccinated, has now applied for special permission to enter the country ahead of both tournaments, which start on March 6 and March 20 respectively.
    "Look, last year I did miss both Indian Wells, Miami and all the US Open swing," 22-time grand slam winner Djokovic told reporters in Belgrade on Wednesday.
      "So it wouldn't be the first time if it does happen. I mean, I hope it doesn't, but that's all I can do. All I can do is hope at the moment because, you know, my position stays the same. There's not much else I can do except wish for a positive result," he said.
        The Serbian tennis star told reporters in Belgrade that he would "love to be there" at this year's US Open.