Belgrade, Aug 10 (EFE).- Novak Djokovic announced he will skip ATP Cincinnati Masters because he needed more time to rest after the Tokyo Olympics.
The top-ranked Serb’s hopes for a golden slam at the Games ended when he lost to Alexander Zverev in the semifinals in Tokyo.
“Dear fans,” Djokovic wrote on Twitter. “I wanted to share with you that I am taking a bit longer to recover and recuperate after quite a taxing journey from Australia to Tokyo.
“Sadly, that means I won’t be ready to compete in Cincinnati this year.”
The 34-year-old remains on course to have the best grand slam season in his career as he won three major titles in 2021, the Australian Open in February, the French Open in June and Wimbledon last month.
Djokovic added “I will turn my focus and attention to the US Open and spend some more time with family.
“See you in New York soon!” EFE