Novak Djokovic hints at skipping US Open to put in doubt biggest stars including Federer and Nadal will appear

NOVAK DJOKOVIC is contemplating skipping subsequent month’s US Open, that means the Slam may very well be with out its three biggest male stars.

Defending champion Rafa Nadal has forged doubt over flying to New York as a result of he would like to keep in Europe and play the clay-court season as a substitute.

Novak Djokovic  is considering skipping next month’s US Open, meaning the Slam could be without its three biggest male stars

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Novak Djokovic is contemplating skipping subsequent month’s US Open, that means the Slam may very well be with out its three biggest male stars
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are both ruled out of the US Open

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are each dominated out of the US Open Credit score: Reuters

The 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is out injured for the remainder of the 12 months following knee surgical procedure.

Now, in one other blow to US Open chiefs, world No.1 Djokovic says he’s seemingly to forgo the hard-court Slam and play the Madrid Open as a substitute.

The occasion in the Spanish capital begins on Monday September 14 – in the future after the boys’s last at Flushing Meadows.

Talking to Serbian media, Djokovic mentioned: “I’m unsure I’ll play in the US Open. 

“I plan to play Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in September.

“I absolutely assist the USTA want to maintain tournaments in Washington, Cincinnati and the US Open as a result of it’s essential for the survival of many tennis professionals.

“Like everybody, we’re going by means of financial difficulties. 

“Personally, I don’t have that type of strain that the others really feel.

“I’m unsure I’ll play in the US Open. I plan to play Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in September.

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“And naturally I perceive them as a result of the overwhelming majority want to play now and earn cash. 

“I salute to the efforts being made to hold tournaments, especially in the USA and in Europe, despite this big crisis, but there is a limit to everything.”

Each single Slam this century has concerned at least one of many Large Three gamers of males’s tennis.

The 1999 US Open was the final time the principle draw of a Grand Slam singles occasion didn’t have at least Federer, Nadal or Djokovic taking part in.

WITCH HUNT

Djokovic, 33, claims he was sufferer of a “witch-hunt” following “malicious” criticism over his shambolic Adria Tour.

The Serbian and his spouse Jelena examined constructive for Covid-19 after ignoring social-distancing guidelines at his Jap European occasion.

The second leg of the charity tennis exhibition in Croatia was cancelled when Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov turned the primary of 4 gamers concerned to be identified with the killer bug.

Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic additionally examined constructive.

Although he apologised on social media for the outbreak and not taking heath and security recommendation extra significantly, Djokovic now believes there was an “agenda” towards him.

In his first interview in his homeland, Djokovic mentioned: “Currently, I solely see criticism, very malicious.

“Clearly, there’s something greater than that criticism, as if there may be an agenda, as if it have been a witch hunt. 

“Somebody has to fall, some individual, some large title to be the principle offender for every thing.

“I leave it to others to say if that is fair. I don’t think it is, I think that we must learn from all of this and to adapt as we go along.”

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC is contemplating skipping subsequent month’s US Open, that means the Slam may very well be with out its three biggest male stars.

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