Novak Djokovic’s long-awaited return to North America will have to wait at least another week as Djokovic will not play the Canadian Master 1000 (August 7-13). The organization of the National Bank Open in Toronto, the brand name of the Canadian Masters 1000, announced on Sunday that the Belgrade tennis player will miss the tournament due to the fatigue accumulated in recent weeks.
in this way The news that Djokovic himself had already snuck in was confirmed in remarks to Serbia’s Sport Klub, where he confirmed that his US tour will begin at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 (August 13-20). Before taking on the big challenge at the US Open (August 28-September 10).
Djokovic himself justified his loss in remarks compiled by the National Bank Open in Toronto, a tournament in which he won the title four times. “I’ve always enjoyed the times I’ve been to Canada, but after speaking with my team, we think we’ve made the best decision. I’d like to thank Carl Hill, Tournament Director, for understanding this decision. I’m really looking forward to returning to Canada and Toronto in the next few years to play in front of the big crowds here.”
In this way, Novak Djokovic’s long-awaited return to North America has been delayed by at least a week after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions that had already prevented Djokovic from playing tournaments in this region in 2022 and early 2023. American Chris Eubank will take the place of Novak Djokovic in the final draw of the Canadian Masters 1000, which is one of the most important achievements at Wimbledon, as he surprised everyone after reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament.