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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday August 9, 2020

 
Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has elected to skip next week's Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati in order to rest.

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Word No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s Cincinnati Masters, citing the need for rest.

“Dear fans, I wanted to share with you that I am taking a bit longer to recover and recuperate after quite a taxing journey from Australia to Tokyo,” Djokovic wrote in a statement. “Sadly, that means I won’t be ready to compete in Cincinnati this year so I’ll turn my focus and attention to US Open and spend some more time with family. See you in New York soon!”


Djokovic, who saw his quest for the Golden Slam end in the Olympic semifinals at Tokyo, will play the US Open without a warmup tournament in North America for the first time in his career.

He will bid to become the first player to win the Calendar-year Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969 at this year’s US Open.

 

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