Novak Djokovic officially confirmed that he’ll be travelling to the U.S. to play Cincinnati and then the US Open, the Serb announced on social media earlier today.
“I’m happy to confirm that I‘ll participate at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year. It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited Smiling face with open mouth💪🏼” he said.
The 3-time US Open champion will surely be the overwhelming favorite at the event which begins in less then three weeks.
“I am aware that this time around it will be very different with all the protocols and safety measures that are put in place to protect players and people of NY,” Djokovic said in a statement.
“Nevertheless, I have trained hard with my team and got my body in shape so I am ready to adapt to new conditions. I’ve done all the checkups to make sure I am fully recovered and I am ready to get back on court fully committed to playing my best tennis.
“I respect and appreciate everyone taking time, effort, and energy to organize these two events for the tennis players to be able to go back to their working field.
“Unfortunately for the players and the game itself, the current situation is not allowing everyone to travel and compete at the same level of risk, and I hope the situation will change soon and we will all be back to doing what we love and do best.”
Djokovic will join Andy Murray and Marin Cilic as the only other former champions in the field. He will be the lone of the Big 3 to play the event. The 33-year-old World No. 1 has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three from Roger Federer’s 20 and two away from Rafael Nadal’s 19.
Djokovic won Cincinnati in 2018, completing the Masters set.
Djokovic began the year 18-0 winning the ATP Cup, Australian Open and then Dubai before the shutdown.
I’m happy to confirm that I‘ll participate at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year. It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited 😃💪🏼 https://t.co/qgxSTHrKK4 pic.twitter.com/tg6rgwfFqm
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 13, 2020
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