Djokovic not playing in Madrid

NEWS

As officially announced, Novak Djokovic will not play in the Madrid Masters.

UPDATE: Wednesday 28 April 13:24.

As reported by Spain’s Marca this morning, it was only a matter of time before Djokovic withdrew from the Madrid Masters.

In Serbia, the media have been reporting for a few weeks that the world’s top tennis player does not intend to compete at the Madrid Open this year, but his unexpected loss to Aslan Karatsev could potentially change the situation.

That doesn’t appear to be the case, with Spanish reports suggesting that Nole is in no doubt about the planning he has already done.

“My priority is to be well at Roland Garros,” the Serb, who will apparently still play in Rome and later travel to Paris for the clay Grand Slam, had also said in Belgrade.

At noon on Wednesday, the tournament made the Serb’s decision official with an official announcement on social media.

The Madrid tournament starts this week for the women and next week for the men.