Novak Djokovic (fatigue) withdraws from National Bank Open in Toronto after runner-up finish at Wimbledon

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After a ninth appearance in the Wimbledon final, world number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the National Bank Open “due to fatigue,” Tennis Canada announced Sunday. He has won the Canadian Open singles title four times.

“I have always enjoyed my time in Canada but after speaking with my team, we believe this is the right decision to make,” Djokovic said in a statement. to thank Karl Hale, Tournament Director, for understanding this decision. I really hope that I can come back to Canada and Toronto in the coming years to play in front of big fans there.”

Djokovic had to battle world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz for five sets at the All England Club on July 16. Alcaraz won the second Grand Slam title of his career with a final result of 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

With Djokovic withdrawing from the tournament, American Chris Eubanks has automatically entered the main draw. Eubanks shocked the world by making a deep run into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon as an unseeded player. On his way there, he took down No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. 12 Cameron Norrie.

“Obviously, we are disappointed that Novak will not be playing at the National Bank Open this year,” tournament director Karl Hale said in a statement. huge following to watch at Sobeys Stadium He will be missed but we still have a long list of sensational players confirmed for this year’s event, including 41 of the 42 best players in the world. “

The 2023 National Bank Open takes place August 4-13. The men’s event will be in Toronto while the women will play in Montreal.

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