With a bunch of elite players withdrawing from this year’s Miami Open, World Number one Novak Djokovic becomes the latest professional to join the list of absentees at the Sunshine Double event in the USA.
Amid the travel restrictions and bio-bubbles in different tournaments, Serbian legend, Djokovic, prefers to spend time with his family in Europe rather than flying to the western part of the world for one of the biggest events in American tennis.
“Dear fans, I’m very sorry to announce that this year I won’t travel to Miami to compete. I decided to use this precious time at home to stay with my family,” the Serb announced on social media.
“With all restrictions, I need to find balance in my time on tour and at home. I look forward to coming back next year!”
Besides Novak, defending champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, and others will not compete at this year’s event in Florida.
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Record-breaking achievements of Novak Djokovic in 2021
This year, Novak Djokovic attained his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 2021 after registering a victory over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the championship match.
Post his triumphant run, the Belgrade-native achieved his record-breaking ninth Norman Brooks Cup in the Victorian City of Melbourne.
Adding more to his incredible achievements, Djokovic recently surpassed his arch-rival Roger Federer‘s record of 310 weeks at World Number one spot. Currently, the Serb holds a record of 312 weeks on the apex of the ATP roster.
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On the singles track, in 2021, Novak holds a winning record of 9-0 matches. And he previously lost to Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the ATP Finals 2020 in London. Now, he set to carry his undefeated run to the clay-court swing.