Unfortunately, Novak Djokovic is confirmed not to be part of the upcoming ATP1000 in Montreal. The Serbian legend could not participate in the event since he is not vaccinated. The tournament confirmed that Andy Murray, David Goffin, Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau were awarded a wild card for the main draw.
Apparently, Rafael Nadal will be part of the tournament. Rafa had to withdraw from the Wimbledon semi-final with an abdominal injury and there were some doubts about his participation in Canada.
The wildcards for the @OBNmontreal have just been announced and include Andy Murray and David Goffin as well as Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Alexis Galarneau. @TennisCanada also confirms that Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the event
— Mike McIntyre (@McIntyreTennis) August 4, 2022
Novak Djokovic in 2022
At the moment ranked no.6, the Serbian played his last match on the 10th of July when he defeated world no.63 Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) in the final in Wimbledon to win his 88th career title.
Until now, during this year Djokovic owns a 23-5 record. The Serbian conquered 2 titles in 2022 in Rome and in Wimbledon. Djokovic was the finalist in Belgrade.
Andy Murray in 2022
During this season the Brit has a 22-13 record. Andy Murray’s most significant result of this year was getting to the final in Sydney and Stuttgart.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray fought against each other 36 times. Their actual head to head record is 25-11 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time they competed against each other, Novak Djokovic won 6-3 5-7 6-4 in the final in Doha (Qatar ExxonMobil Open) in January 2017.
David Goffin in 2022
During this season the Belgian has a 26-18 win-loss record. David has won 1 title in Marrakech.
Vasek Pospisil in 2022
Ranked world no.141, the Canadian played his last match on the 26th of July when he had to retire when playing against world no.203 Enzo Couacaud in the 1st round and the scoreline was 6-7(4) 6-3 4-0 .
This season Pospisil has a 23-12 match record. Vasek conquered 1 title in the Quimper Challenger. Vasek was the finalist in the Pau Challenger.
David Goffin and Vasek Pospisil played each other twice. The head to head is 1-1. Previously, the last time they locked horns, Vasek Pospisil won 6-3 1-6 7-5 in the semifinal in Montpellier (Open Sud de France) in February 2020.