Djokovic Pulls Out of Canadian Open, citing Need for Rest


Djokovic Pulls Out of Canadian Open, citing Need for Rest

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2023 Canadian Open, citing fatigue. The Serbian star had been scheduled to play in the tournament, which begins on August 5th in Montreal. Djokovic’s withdrawal is a major blow to the tournament, as he is one of the biggest draws in tennis.

Djokovic has been playing a lot of tennis lately. He won the Australian Open in January, and then reached the final of the French Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal. Djokovic also played in the Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the final, but lost to Carlos Alcaraz.

Djokovic said that he is withdrawing from the Canadian Open in order to rest and prepare for the US Open, which begins on August 29th. The US Open is the year’s final Grand Slam tournament, and Djokovic is hoping to win his third consecutive title.

“I have been playing a lot of tennis in recent months, and I need to take some time to rest and recover,” Djokovic said in a statement. “I am looking forward to returning to competition in the US Open, and I am confident that I will be ready to compete for the title.”

Djokovic’s withdrawal from the Canadian Open is a big loss for the tournament, but it is understandable given his recent schedule. Djokovic has been one of the most dominant players in tennis over the past few years, and he is still the favorite to win the US Open. With a little rest, Djokovic should be back to his best in time for the final Grand Slam of the year.

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