Novak Djokovic Makes Big Changes to His Calendar Before French Open 2021

Published 04/01/2021, 2:24 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks dejected during his Semi Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on Day 6 of the Rolex Paris Masters on November 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic has announced some really unfortunate news ahead of the upcoming clay-court season. The Serbian legend has decided to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Masters 2021 in order to be fully fresh for the French Open 2021. This is something shocking as the Masters 1000 tournament is right ahead of the Roland Garros 2021.

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Novak Djokovic is not playing at the ongoing Miami Open 2021. He cited his personal family reasons for the same and fans suspected that he wanted to be fresh for the upcoming clay-court season. However, along with Miami, Djokovic has decided to skip yet another ATP Masters 1000 tournament i.e The Mutua Madrid Masters 2021.

Even though the reason for the withdrawal is not clear, fans suspect that Djoker is not fully ready yet. The Madrid Masters will begin on 30th April 2021 and will extend till 9th May 2021. In a situation like this, Djokovic will then have only two weeks for the French Open 2021.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts in a training session during previews for the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Even though Djokovic has backed out from the Madrid Masters 2021, he’ll surely be playing in Monte Carlo, Belgrade, and Rome. In addition to this, the World No.1 player will be starting as the defending champion at the Italian Open 2021.

Novak Djokovic in the 2021 tennis season so far

Although Djokovic was not able to take his side Serbia into the semis of the ATP Cup 2021, he himself played really well at the tournament. However, it was the Australian Open 2021 where he completely outperformed others.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts in his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Milos Raonic. Day seven of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 14, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Serbian legend defended his Australian Open title successfully by defeating the man in-form Daniil Medvedev in the finals. Even though he had a muscle tear during the tournament, he didn’t give up and played some exceptional tennis there.

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Novak Djokovic is currently in Monte Carlo and is practicing for the upcoming tennis event there. Fans really have high expectations from him and want him to perform well in the upcoming clay-court season. Will Djokovic be able to battle past Rafael Nadal and win his second French Open title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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