Novak Djokovic, the 36-year-old Serbian tennis star, will be skipping the upcoming Canadian Masters in Toronto due to fatigue, according to the event organizers. Novak Djokovic recently had a gruelling five-set Wimbledon final which he narrowly lost to Spain’s world number one, Carlos Alcaraz.
“I have always enjoyed my time in Canada but after speaking with my team we believe this is the right decision to take,” said Djokovic, who has won the tournament four times.
“I really hope I can return to Canada and Toronto in the coming years to play in front of great fans there.”
American Christopher Eubanks will replace 23-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic in the main draw.
The ATP 1000 event will be played from Aug. 7-13.