MOSCOW, 13 Aug – Former world number one Serb Novak Djokovic will miss the Masters tennis tournament in Cincinnati, which starts on Sunday, reports the Associated Press.
Earlier, Djokovic, due to his refusal to be vaccinated, was not admitted to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season – the Australian Open. In August, for the same reason, he missed the Masters tournament in Montreal, Canada.
The two-time winner of the Cincinnati tournament will miss the competition for the second year in a row. In the same period last year, the Serbian decided to focus on the performance at the Tokyo Olympics. This year, Djokovic’s place in the main draw will be taken by American Brandon Nakashima, who was supposed to play in the wild card tournament.
The tournament in Cincinnati will also miss last year’s winner German tennis player Alexander Zverev, who is recovering from an injury received in early June in the Roland Garros semi-finals. French Gael Monfils, American Reilly Opelka, German Oscar Otte and Austrian Dominic Thiem will not play in Cincinnati due to injuries.


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