I might not be stunned if Novak Djokovic skipped remainder of 2021

Roger Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic is curious to see if the Huge Three will win extra Grand Slams as he suspects Djokovic may skip the remainder of the season. Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are all locked on 20 Grand Slams every.

Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 on the earth, had an opportunity to win a document twenty first Grand Slam however he misplaced to Daniil Medvedev within the US Open ultimate. Within the final yr, Medvedev and Dominic Thiem grew to become new Grand Slam champions. “Will probably be attention-grabbing within the subsequent huge tournaments to see if the Huge Three will win titles once more or if everybody will cease at 20 Grand Slams.

I believe they may stay aggressive however we should see if they can win in 5 units in opposition to the younger gamers who already stand out like Berrettini, Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Rublev. I might like to see Djokovic at Paris-Bercy and the ATP Finals in Turin, however I would not be stunned if he decides to not play for the remainder of the season,” Ljubicic stated, per We Love Tennis.

Federer, Nadal coping with accidents, Djokovic on a break

Federer introduced a 3rd knee surgical procedure in August, whereas Nadal known as it a season on account of a persistent foot concern. Federer final performed at Wimbledon, the place he made the quarterfinal earlier than shedding in straight units to Hubert Hurkacz.

“It was a troublesome course of to take that call, simply because I already had couple of knee surgical procedures final yr,” Federer advised American former world primary Jim Courier in an interview on the Laver Cup on Saturday.

“I used to be actually sad with how issues went at Wimbledon. I used to be simply nowhere close to the place I wished to be to play on the prime, prime degree. However I attempted my finest and on the finish, in some unspecified time in the future, an excessive amount of is an excessive amount of. Now I’ve simply obtained to take it step-by-step.”

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