Novak Djokovic withdraws from Madrid Open | Tennis Information

World primary Novak Djokovic is not going to defend his Madrid Open title subsequent week as he determined in opposition to travelling for the ATP Masters 1000 occasion, organisers mentioned on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old was final seen in motion on his residence soil on the Serbia Open final week, the place he reached the semi-finals earlier than shedding to Russia’s Aslan Karatsev.
“Sorry that I will not be capable to journey to Madrid this yr and meet all my followers,” Djokovic mentioned in a message shared by the Madrid Open organisers.
“It has been two years already, fairly a very long time. Hope to see you all subsequent yr!”.

The COVID-19 pandemic had pressured the 2020 version of the Madrid Open to be cancelled, which suggests 2019 winner Djokovic continues to be the final champion on the occasion.
Djokovic continues to be anticipated to function at subsequent month’s Rome Masters and Belgrade Open within the lead as much as the claycourt main in Paris, which begins on Could 30.

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