Tennis star Novak Djokovic does not want to be vaccinated against the corona virus even if the entry ban to the USA continues and would therefore also forego the US Open.

“I would very much like to fly to the States.

But that's not possible at the moment," said the 35-year-old Serb on Saturday shortly before the start of the grass classic in Wimbledon (June 27 - July 10).

"There's not much more I can do.

It's really up to the US government to make a decision on whether or not to allow unvaccinated people into the country."

When asked twice whether he had ruled out vaccination for himself, Djokovic answered twice with: "Yes." Most recently, the obligation to test before entering the USA was overturned, but vaccination against the corona virus is still a prerequisite, with a few exceptions. to get into the country.

Djokovic was expelled from the country shortly before the start of the Australian Open at the beginning of the year due to the lack of vaccination and was therefore unable to defend his title in Melbourne.

He was also unable to start at the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

The fact that he probably won't be able to take part in the US Open, which starts on August 29, is "an extra motivation" for Wimbledon, said the six-time winner.

With the absence of Russian Daniil Medvedev and injured Alexander Zverev, Djokovic is number one.