Djokovic also gets off the Miami ATP Masters 1000

World number one Novak Djokovic He has also resigned from the Miami ATP Masters 1000, following in the footsteps of other illustrious such as Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem or Roger Federer. The US tournament, scheduled from March 24 to April 4 at Hard Rock Stadium, continues to suffer daily casualties, although it maintains the youngest top-10 players on its roster.

“Dear fans, I am very sorry to announce that this year I will not travel to Miami to compete. I decided to use this precious time at home to be with my family. With all the restrictions, I need to find a balance between my time on the track and at home. I hope to come back next year! ”Announced‘ Nole ’, 33 years old.

Djokovic won his ninth Australian Open, eighteenth Grand Slam title, despite an abdominal muscle injury, from which he has recovered. However, like Nadal, he prefers to jump straight from Melbourne’s hard court to European clay.

Djokovic, Nadal and Thiem would meet again in the Monte Carlo ATP Masters 1000, from April 11 to 18. The Serbian and the Spanish, after two months out of the competition. Both ended their month in the antipodes with physical problems (Rafa, back), although Miami fell under its own weight of the calendar when it was isolated once the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000Previously, it was postponed without a date.

The Covid-19 pandemic, the continuous bubbles, the protection of the rankings (in Miami only 50% of the points harvested in 2019 are lost), the absence or reduction of the public, the decrease in the economic prizes. Complicated times and the most successful ones prefer to focus on the race for the Grand Slam crown record. Roland Garros can be seen on the horizon, from May 23 to June 6.