Novak Djokovic will not play next month’s Canadian Masters in Toronto due to fatigue, organizers said Sunday.
The 36-year-old Serb lost to world number one Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in a thrilling five-set Wimbledon final a week ago.
“I have always enjoyed my time in Canada and after talking with the team, I believe this is the right decision,” said Djokovic, who has won the tournament four times.
“I really hope to be back in Canada and Toronto in a few years time to play in front of some amazing fans there.”
Christopher Eubanks of the United States will replace 23-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic in the main draw.
The ATP 1000 tournament will be held from August 7th to 13th.
(Reporting by Tommy Land in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)