Novak pulled out of the Western and Southern Open on Monday, which means the in the future he will be in real life will be as he attempts to finish a schedule year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.
The highest level Djokovic composed via web-based medium that he needs “a bit longer to recuperate a lot after a serious burdening venture from Australia to Tokyo.”
He is 21-0 in Grand Slam activity in 2021, winning the titles at the Australian Open on hard courts in February, the French Open on dirt courts in June and Wimbledon on grass courts in July. No man had even won the initial three significant tennis titles – not to mention every one of the four – in one season since Rod Laver’s actual Grand Slam in 1969.
After Wimbledon, Djokovic went to the Tokyo Olympics in quest for a Golden Slam – a singles gold decoration to oblige every one of the four significant prizes in a solitary season – however he didn’t figure out how to gather an award of any tone there.
The 34-year-old from Serbia lost to Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the singles elimination rounds, then, at that point to Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta in the bronze-award match.
Djokovic likewise lost with accomplice Nina Stojanovic in the blended pairs elimination rounds, then, at that point pulled out from that occasion’s bronze-award match.
The Western and Southern Open beginnings one weekend from now in Cincinnati. The fundamental draw of the U.S. Open starts Aug. 30 in New York.
Last year, Djokovic won his subsequent Western and Southern Open title; the competition was held at Flushing Meadows, the site of the U.S. Open, as a feature of an uncommon consecutive arranging of the two hard-court occasions in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
Djokovic composed Monday that he will “direct my concentration and concentration toward US Open and invest some more energy with family. See you in New York soon!”
As well as seeking after what might be just the fourth one-year Slam by a man – Laver did it twice during the 1960s; Don Budge did it during the 1930s – Djokovic likewise will be attempting to guarantee his 21st profession significant title at the U.S. Open. That would break the men’s sign of 20 he right now imparts to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.