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Novak Djokovic pulls out of Cincinnati Masters 2021

Novak Djokovic is coming off an average performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Consequently, he has decided to take a break until the US Open 2021, as he aims at completing the Calendar Slam.

Novak Djokovic pulls out of Cincinnati Masters 2021-ayh
Monte Carlo, First Published Aug 10, 2021, 12:35 PM IST

Reigning world number one, Novak Djokovic of Serbia has decided to withdraw from the 2021 Cincinnati Masters. He is looking to recover and relax his body ahead of the US Open 2021.

Djokovic is coming off a tiring journey, starting with the Australian Open earlier this year. He recently took part in the Tokyo Olympics, where he finished fourth, while winning three Grand Slams this year, as he eyes a clean sweep by winning the US Open and scripting the Calendar Slam.

“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. Sadly, that means I won’t be ready to compete in Cincinnati this year, so I’ll turn my focus and attention to the US Open and spend some more time with family. See you in New York soon!” he wrote on Twitter.

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Earlier, Djokovic had also pulled out of the 2021 Toronto Masters. Therefore, it means he would not be taking part in any of the events ahead of the US Open.

The Serbian has won the Cincinnati Masters on a couple of occasions, last winning it in 2019. However, he failed to win the US Open under controversial circumstances last year, after he was handed a default for inadvertently hitting the linesman with the ball, as he eyes a turnaround this year.

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