Novak Djokovic withdraws from the US Open. He is unvaccinated against Covid-19 and not allowed to receive a visa and enter the country.
The man he replaced in the men’s final, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, has already died.
The virus has spread and the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic. There are nearly 90,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 2,500 dead. For the first time, the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global emergency, giving it more resources and more power to act and prevent a second wave of coronavirus.
It was announced that tennis star Roger Federer plans to play four matches in the United States in August.
Roger Federer has decided to play an exhibition match in Los Angeles in August after the US Tennis Association announced that the tournament would be cancelled indefinitely as the virus, which originated in China, spreads.
It is the first time Federer has visited the country since his final Grand Slam at the 2014 US Open when he won the men’s singles title.
In a press conference, Roger Federer said: “It’s a big relief for me. I like to practice all over the world. Now I will be able to have even more training camps. I need to get there and have fun with my family.”
Federer plays on the red clay in Los Angeles, which is just his second appearance on the surface after winning in Monte Carlo in 2017.
It is unknown whether Federer will play a match at Wimbledon, which is being played at the same time as Los Angeles.
Largest coronavirus case in Asia
On Friday evening, WHO declared the pandemic a pandemic. The organisation said it would increase pandemic funding to $22.8bn between April 1 and March 31, 2020.
The biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Asia currently is in Iran (15,766 confirmed cases and 38 dead), with the infection rate reaching more than two-thirds of the total number of global Covid-19 confirmed cases.
It also has the highest number of deaths in the region, with 6,935 cases and 186 deaths.
On Thursday, the Japanese Prime Minister