Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the National Bank Open, opting for additional rest following his Wimbledon men’s final defeat to Carlos Alcaraz.
It was confirmed by Tennis Canada that Novak Djokovic would not be participating in the lone stop in Canada. After losing to the number one-ranked Alcaraz in the Wimbledon men’s final last Sunday. The 36-year-old player, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, was scheduled to start his hard-court preparations for the U.S. Open. The match went the full five sets.
“I have always enjoyed my time in Canada, but after speaking with my team, we believe that this is the right decision to take,” said Djokovic, who has won the National Bank Open four times. “We believe that this is the right decision to take.”
“I would want to express my gratitude to Karl Hale, the tournament director, for having such good judgement regarding this matter. I have a lot of faith that I’ll be able to perform in front of enthusiastic audiences in Toronto and the rest of Canada in the years to come.
As a result of Djokovic’s withdrawal, the American Christopher Eubanks will be entered directly into the tournament’s main draw. After an unexpected run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where he won matches over the No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Also the No. 12 seed Cam Norrie, Eubanks is currently in the top eight of the tournament.
Supporters looked forward for Djokovic to Play
Hale expressed their displeasure at the news that Novak will not be participating in this year’s National Bank Open. He said, “Of course, we are disappointed.” We are well aware that our supporters were looking forward to seeing him play at Sobeys Stadium since he is an outstanding talent.
“We still have a long list of sensational players confirmed for this year’s event, including 41 of the top 42 players in the world,” she said. “He will be missed, but we still have a long list of sensational players.”
The men’s portion of the Canadian National Tennis Championship will be held at the Sobeys Stadium in Toronto. At the exact same time, From the 3rd to the 13th of August, the women’s team will be competing at the IGA Stadium in Montreal.