Djokovic withdraws from October’s Shanghai Masters…four-time winner…Alkaras Medvedev is in.
September 19, 2023 | by pondokslot.com
Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia) has withdrawn from the Rolex Shanghai Masters, an ATP Masters 1000 Series event that will take place next month from April 4-15.
Djokovic, a four-time winner of the event, said on social media on Nov. 18 (local time), “Shanghai has always been one of my favorite tournaments of the season. I hope to return to China in the future and play in front of you all again.”
Djokovic recently won the ATP Masters 1000 Series in Cincinnati, United States, and then on Tuesday, he won his 24th career Grand Slam men’s singles title at the 2023 US Open, the most in history.
Of the four Grand Slams this year, he has won all but Wimbledon, as well as the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and the US Open. He is now 46-5 on the season 메이저놀이터.
Djokovic is 34-5 at the Shanghai Masters, reaching the final four times. He also won the ATP Finals in Shanghai in 2008.
Michael Ruebano, Tournament Director of the Rolex Shanghai Masters, said in a press release, “It’s disappointing to not have Novak at our tournament. It has always been a pleasure to host him here. We all wish him the best of luck.”
“We are delighted to welcome back defending champion Daniil Medvedev, along with some of the most exciting and accomplished young players in world tennis,” he added.
Making their first appearance at the Shanghai Masters will be this year’s Wimbledon men’s singles champion Carlos Alcaceres (20-Spain), Holger Lune (20-Denmark) and Yannick Tsigner (22-Italy). Stefanos Tsitsipas (25-Greece) and Andrei Rublev (26-Russia) will also be in action.
The Rolex Shanghai Masters, the only ATP Masters 1000 event in Asia, will feature 96 players in the singles draw. More than $8.8 million in prize money is up for grabs, and for the first time, the event will be played over two weeks.