Djokovic prioritizes the US Open: he will not play in Canada

The Serb, the champion in four editions, will not attend the Canadian Open due to fatigue.

tennis player Novak Djokovic will not play this year’s National Bank of Canada Open, which is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000, due to fatigueaccording to what was reported by the tournament organization, on Sunday.

“After speaking with my team, we believe that is the case,” the 36-year-old Serb said in a statement The right decision“.

“truly Hope to go back to Canada and Toronto In the future to play in front of large audiences there, ”added the tennis player.

Djokovic had planned to participate in the most important tennis tournament in Canada, which will be held this year in Toronto on From 4 to 13 AugustAlong with the Spanish Carlos Alcarazwhom he defeated on July 16 in the Wimbledon final in five sets.

Djokovic’s absence will allow the United States Christopher Eubanks, No. 31 in the world, directly into the clouds. Ebanks, 27, reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after defeating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) and Britain’s Cameron Norrie (13).

Djokovic, 36, He won four times The Canadian Open, which alternates between the cities of Toronto and Montreal every year.

Last year, the winner of the tournament was the Spaniard Pablo Carino Busta.

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