Double duty for Novak Djokovic at Western & Southern Open as he joins doubles line-up

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World No 1 Novak Djokovic has perhaps dropped a big hint that he will play in the Flushing Meadows double header after all as he has signed up for the Western & Southern Open men’s doubles.

It was reported last week that the 17-time Grand Slam “still hasn’t made a decision in regard to his participation at the US Open”, but was expected to make an announcement soon.

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The hesitancy is due to the fact that there are still question marks over the health and security measures at the two New York events as well as the quarantine regulations for players who will travel back to Europe after the tournaments.

However, Djokovic now looks set to play in New York as he has entered the Western & Southern Open doubles alongside fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic.

The world’s top doubles team Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah from Colombia are also in the draw while Russian pair Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev has also added some “singles” star flavour to the mix.

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski will fly the British flag while Dan Evans will play alongside David Goffin from Belgium.

In the women’s doubles, Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will partner former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka, American teenagers Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will team up while Belgian Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus will also form a formidable partnership.

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