‘Wimbledon runner-up’ Djokovic to miss Canadian Open “accumulating fatigue”
Wimbledon runner-up Novak Djokovic (2nd, Serbia) has withdrawn from next month’s Canadian Open in Toronto, Canada.
The tournament organizers announced on Thursday (Aug. 24) that Djokovic has withdrawn from the Canadian Open, which begins on Aug. 8.”
Djokovic recently returned from the Wimbledon men’s singles final in England, where he faced World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) in a 4-hour, 42-minute battle before falling 2-3 (6-1 6-7 1-6 6-3 4-6).
The loss denied Djokovic his fifth straight Wimbledon title and eighth overall, and ended his bid for a “calendar grand slam” (winning all four majors in a season).
Djokovic was initially scheduled to play the Canadian Open after Wimbledon, a tournament he has won four times in his career, but decided to skip it, citing fatigue.
“I’ve always had a great time in Canada, but after talking to my team, I decided it was right to withdraw,” Djokovic said, “and I want to thank the tournament officials for their understanding.”
Meanwhile, after defeating Djokovic to lift the Wimbledon title, Alcaraz traveled to France to compete in the Hoffman Cup. The Hoffman Cup is a men’s team event organized by the ATP as a national competition.
Alcaraz won his first match since 고스톱 Wimbledon with a 2-1 (4-6 6-4 7-6) victory over David Goffin.