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Novak Djokovic to stay out of the Miami Open this year

World number one Novak Djokovic will not compete at this year’s Miami Open since he is looking to spend time with his family amid Covid-19 restrictions, he announced on his official Twitter handle on Saturday.

“Dear fans, I’m very sorry to announce that this year I won’t travel to Miami to compete,” wrote the 33-year-old on his twitter handle.

“I decided to use this precious time at home to stay with my family. With all restrictions, I need to find balance in my time on tour and at home. I look forward to coming back next year.”

Djokovic has made the shock decision to withdraw from the Miami Open, joining the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in missing the first Masters 1000 event of the year. The 18-time Grand Slam champion will delay his comeback to the ATP Tour following a muscle injury he suffered at the Australian Open, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

Djokovic sustained a muscle tear that hindered him during his successful Australian Open title defence last month and the 33-year-old planned to return at Miami before playing the Monte-Carlo Masters and the ATP 250 Serbia Open.

Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 20/03/2021

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