Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia) gave up participating in the ‘Rolex Shanghai Masters’, an ATP Masters 1000 series tournament held from the 4th to the 15th of next month.
Djokovic, who won the tournament four times, said on social media on the 18th (local time), “Shanghai has always been one of my favorite tournaments of the season. “I hope to return to China in the future and play in front of all of you again.”
After recently winning the ATP Masters 1000 series held in Cincinnati, USA, Djokovic showed off his health by winning his 24th Grand Slam men’s singles title (the most ever) at the 2023 US Open on the 10th.
Of the four major Grand Slams this year, he won the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and the US Open, all but Wimbledon. He is 46-5 on the season.
Djokovic is struggling in the Group C match of the 2023 Davis Cup finals against Spain on the 15th. Valencia|Xinhua Yonhap News
Djokovic reached the top four times at the Shanghai Masters with a record of 34 wins and 5 losses. He also has a deep connection with Shanghai, having won the ATP Finals held in Shanghai in 2008.
“It is disappointing to not have Novak at our tournament,” Rolex Shanghai Masters Tournament Director Michael Luevano said in a press release. It was always a pleasure to have him here. We all wish him the best of luck.”
“We are delighted to welcome back defending champion Daniil Medvedev, along with some of the most exciting and outstanding young players in world tennis.”바카라
This year’s Wimbledon men’s singles champion Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain), Holger Rune (20, Denmark), and Jannik Sinner (22, Italy) are scheduled to participate in this year’s Shanghai Masters for the first time. Stefanos Tsitsipas (25, Greece) and Andrei Rublev (26, Russia) will also appear.
At the Rolex Shanghai Masters, Asia’s only ATP Masters 1000 tournament, 96 players will be drawn in the singles draw. There is more than $8.8 million in prize money at stake, and for the first time it will be held over two weeks.