Novak Djokovic: Where is the beaten Wimbledon finalist playing next?
Novak Djokovic is currently sitting in unfamiliar territory, as he exits Wimbledon without the champions trophy for the first time in six years, but where will the Serb be playing next?
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The 23-time Grand Slam champion is now planning to return to the US for the first time in two years, as there is no longer any vaccination requirements for entry.
Following his Wimbledon final defeat, Djokovic revealed that he is looking forward to returning to the US, “I am looking forward to coming back to New York.”
Djokovic continued, “Throughout my career, I’ve played my best on hard courts, although grass has become my favourite surface too in the last five, six years. But overall, considering tournaments where I’ve been most successful – it’s hard courts.
“I’ve played a lot of finals in New York. I lost the last one to [Daniil] Medvedev, but I received a lot of love from the crowd, which wasn’t the case in the past. I left New York with that image in my head, so I am really looking forward to going back.”
As he mentioned, the last time that Djokovic played in the states he was aiming to become only the third man to complete the Calendar Slam, but fell short when Daniil Medvedev beat him in the US Open final.
Djokovic is a three-time champion at the US Open and appears to have a very restricted tournament schedule going into the final major of the year.
Novak Djokovic Potential Schedule
Djokovic has officially withdrawn from the Masters 1000 event in Toronto due to fatigue, with his plan to just play the tournament in Cincinnati prior to the US Open.
The last time Djokovic competed at the Canadian Open was in 2018, when he was knocked out in the third round.
Here is Djokovic’s official entry list schedule:
14th August – Cincinnati
28th August – US Open
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