World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters as he wants to give himself more time to rest for the US Open. Djokovic, 34, last played at the Tokyo Olympics, where he lost in the bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta "Dear Nole Fam, I wanted to share with you that I'm taking a bit longer to recover after quite a physically taxing journey from the Australian Open up to Tokyo.
Sadly, this means I won't be ready to compete in Cincinnati this year so I'll be turning my focus to the US Open and spending more time with my family. Can't wait to see you in New York soon!" Djokovic announced on his social media.
Djokovic's father had some interesting things to say
Srdjan Djokovic believes that his son will go down as the best athlete ever. "I have to correct you. In the beginning you said Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world, He even is the best sportsman in the world.
Currently he is one of the best of all time, but very quickly he will be the best athlete ever," Djokovic senior said, when he was introduced as as the person who formed the best tennis player in the world. Srdjan also suggested that his son should be a part of every Serbian family.
"Patriotism is above all. The only option for all of us Serbs in the world is our mother Serbia. Novak is the key, Novak is gold, Novak is an indicator that nothing is impossible if you really want to, Novak is a member of every normal family in this country.
Novak is your brother. Novak behaves in such a way that everyone feels like he is theirs. And he is from Serbia, he is of Serbian descent," Djokovic senior claimed. Srdjan also claimed that everyone should strive to be Novak in what they do.
"At the Roland Garros final against Tsitsipas people from Greece where shouting: Hellas, Hellas. And there were Greek flags everywhere. That was beautiful. However, there were thousands of Greek people, but only hundreds from Serbia with only a dozen of flags who couldn't be heard a lot.
During a changeover I told them: People, Serbians. Feel free to say: "Serbia." That does not hurt. We are Serbians, we are the best. Look at Novak. Is he the best? All of us are Novak in what we do. He should be our role model in everything we do in our lives -- to be Novak, to be the best in the world. Everyone should strive to be Novak in what they do," Djokovic senior said.