Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one tennis player, has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
“I’m taking a little longer to recover following a physically demanding journey from the Australian Open to Tokyo,” Djokovic stated in a Twitter post.
“Unfortunately, this means I won’t be able to compete in Cincinnati this year, so I’ll be focusing on the U.S. Open and spending more time with my family,” he continued. “Can’t wait to see you in New York soon.”
The Western & Southern Open will take place between August 14 and 22. The primary draw will be made public on Friday evening. This weekend is the qualifying round.
The men’s main draw begins on August 15, followed by a full day of men’s and women’s main draw action on August 16.
Djokovic was denied a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last month after losing to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
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