Novak Djokovic pulled out of the doubles occasion on the Western & Southern Open on Sunday, citing neck ache.
Djokovic remained within the singles draw, the place he’s seeded No. 1 and is scheduled to play his second-round match Monday. He acquired a first-round bye.
The Western & Southern Open is the primary ATP match because the tour went on hiatus in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It usually is performed in Ohio however is being held this 12 months on the identical onerous courts that may host the U.S. Open beginning Aug. 31 as a part of an uncommon doubleheader.
Djokovic was imagined to play doubles with Filip Krajinovic on the Western & Southern Open, presumably merely to get some additional court docket time forward of the U.S. Open. They are going to be changed by Nikola Cacic and Dusan Lajovic, who will face Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul on Sunday.
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