After dealing with a busy schedule in recent weeks, Novak Djokovic withdrew from the 2023 Shanghai Masters, the closing ATP Masters 1000 competition of the year.
The world no. 1 appears to have been playing ever since taking a break to spend time with his family in early August.
The Serb won the ATP Masters 1000 title at the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open in August by beating Carlos Alcaraz. Afterward, he won his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open from August 30-September 10. He beat Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the finals.
It seems the 36-year-old isn’t overdoing it mentally or physically and skipped the Shanghai Masters despite it being an ATP 1000 event.
Djokovic said it in the press conference: “Over the years, some of the best support I receive anywhere in the world is in China. Shanghai has always been one of my favorite tournaments in the season. I will be missing my NoleFam in China. I hope that I can come back to China in the future and play in front of all of you again.”
Novak Djokovic in 2023
Presently, during this year the Serbian has managed to achieve an overall 46-5 match record. The Serbian clinched 5 titles in 2023 in Adelaide, Australian Open, French Open, Cincinnati and U.S. Open. The Serbian was the runner-up in Wimbledon.
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