World No.1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2021 Indian Wells Masters, the event confirmed. It was speculated put up the US Open that Djokovic gained’t be travelling to the desert for a one off event and therefore the information doesn’t come as a shock.
Djokovic, who has had a really taking place and tight season, will wish to take a while off the tennis court docket to relaxation and regroup. He gained the primary three majors of the yr earlier than dropping the US Open remaining to Daniil Medvedev. The Serb was carrying a number of expectations within the remaining and when issues didn’t go his manner, he was visibly emotional.
Djokovic didn’t have a lot factors to defend at Indian Wells and has nearly secured the yr finish No.1 rating. Therefore it makes excellent sense for Djokovic to skip the event and get his head area proper.
In a press release to the event, Djokovic apologized to the followers and hoped to see them subsequent yr. He stated: “I’m sorry I gained’t get to see my followers in Indian Wells and play within the desert, my favorite place to go. I hope to see you subsequent yr!”
‘We hope to see Novak again in Tennis Paradise subsequent March’: Event director Tommy Haas
Event director Tommy Haas expressed his disappointment for not capable of see Djokovic compete this yr however was hopeful that the Serb shall be again within the desert subsequent yr in March.
“We’re disillusioned that Novak won’t be able to affix us on the BNP Paribas Open this fall,” Haas stated. “We hope to see him again in Tennis Paradise subsequent March to contend for a record-setting sixth title within the desert.”
Djokovic has the joint most variety of titles on the Indian Wells Masters titles with Roger Federer. Each Djokovic and Federer have 5 titles to their names adopted by Jimmy Conors, Michael Chang and Rafael Nadal at 3.
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