Novak Djokovic still out of the court: official decision

The news was announced by the team captain in a recent interview. Novak Djokovic chose not to take part in the Davis Cup group stage, not helping his Serbia in the task of qualifying for the semi-finals

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic still out of the court: official decision

The news was announced by the team captain in a recent interview. Novak Djokovic chose not to take part in the Davis Cup group stage, not helping his Serbia in the task of qualifying for the semi-finals. Bad news for the team represented by Viktor Troicki, who will have to challenge Spain, Canada and Korea without being able to have the best tennis player in the country.

The former world number one will not be present at the big event in Valencia due to personal reasons which have not yet been specified. A bad blow for the Serbian team, which could weigh a lot in terms of qualification, given the difficulty of having to overcome well-equipped and very competitive teams such as the Spanish and Canadian.

Troicki, releasing interesting statements to Sportski žurnal, underlined: "He has made his important contribution to the national team countless times but this time he cannot. If we arrive in Malaga, he will join us." The were the words also reported by Sasa Ozmo through his Twitter channel.

Novak Djokovic still out of the court: official decision

From 13 to 18 September, in the team competition reserved for the best nations (excluding Russia for the events related to the war in Ukraine), the 35-year-old native of Belgrade will not be the protagonist.

His official return to the major circuit is expected in Tel Aviv on September 26 for an ATP 250. Nole's goal will be to play some hard-court tournaments and defend the title achieved in 2021 in Paris-Bercy. With those points he could mortgage access to the Nitto Atp Finals, given that thanks to the triumph he won at Wimbledon he will only have to arrive in the top 20 in the "Race" ranking.

this 2022 season: due to his choice not to undergo the vaccination, he was unable to play and try to win the Australian Open and the US Open. To evaluate his physical condition, after a long forced stop since he has not played any competition on the American tour.

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