Novak Djokovic pulls out of Adelaide International but injury does not appear to be behind decision
Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Adelaide International next week, tournament chiefs have confirmed, although no reason has been given.
Djokovic is currently in Australia for the ATP Cup, and it was a surprise when he committed to Adelaide in the first place given it’s proximity to the Australian Open.
“We know how disappointed Novak is about not being able to play in Adelaide this year and we hope to welcome him to the tournament next year,” tournament director Alistair MacDonald said.
“We understand his decision and wish him the very best of luck for the remainder of the ATP Cup and the upcoming Australian Open.”
Djokovic does not appear to have any injury concerns given he beat Denis Shapovalov to book Serbia’s spot in the semi-finals on Friday.
He wasn’t at his dominant best, though, but that was more down to Shapovalov’s quality than anything else, as he himself admitted.
“It was an amazing match, one of the closest matches I’ve played against Denis,” Djokovic said afterwards.
“It was very even match. He played fantastic, very aggressive, served great. We fought both until the last shot.”
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