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Djokovic out of Serbia’s Davis Cup team due to ‘personal reasons’

You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see Novak Djokovic back on court

Novak Djokovic Tennis – Davis Cup Semi-Finals – Serbia v Croatia – La Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – December 3, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

He’s not been in New York for the US Open – and now he won’t be joining up with the rest of the Serbia squad for their forthcoming Davis Cup group clashes with Spain, Korea and Canada.

Novak Djokovic is missing the matches in Valencia from September 13 due to “personal reasons”, according to captain Viktor Troicki.

“Nole will not play for personal reasons,” he said. “It’s his personal matter. Simply, this time he will be prevented from playing, but he will join the national team if we qualify for the final tournament in Malaga in November.”

The Serbia squad will thus consist of Miomir Kecmanovic, Filip Krajinovic, Laslo Djere, Dusan Lajovic and Nikola Cacic.

Serbia reached the 2021 semi-finals as wild cards, losing 2-1 to Croatia.Russia, the defending champions, will not be part of the competition as they are suspended from competition after their nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

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