Ontario (Canada), July 24 – 23-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from subsequent month’s Toronto Masters, Canada’s ATP Masters 1000 occasion, citing fatigue as the rationale, the event organisers have introduced.
The Serbian has gained Canada’s ATP Masters 1000 occasion 4 instances, tallying a 37-7 file. The final time he competed within the event was in 2018.
“I’ve at all times loved my stays in Canada, however after speaking with my workforce, we expect it’s the appropriate choice to make. I wish to thank Karl Hale, Match Director, for understanding this choice. I actually hope to produce other alternatives to play in Canada, and in Toronto, in entrance of nice spectators,” Djokovic was quoted by the event web site.
The Serbian final competed at Wimbledon, the place he fell quick in a memorable championship match in opposition to Carlos Alcaraz. The 36-year-old is 33-5 in 2023 and has gained titles on the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Adelaide.
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Djokovic’s withdrawal ensures that American Christopher Eubanks will routinely be admitted to the principle draw. Eubanks distinguished himself at Wimbledon by reaching the quarter-finals, notably eliminating Stefanos Tsitsipas and Cameron Norrie alongside the way in which.
The primary ATP Masters 1000 occasion of the summer time hard-court season begins from August 7.