Davis Cup 2022: Novak Djokovic decides not to attend the Davis Cup in Valencia for personal reasons
Davis Cup group stagefrom September 13 to 18, had as one of the great attractions Novak Djokovic’s return to official competition after missing the American hard-court tour by not being able to enter Canada and the United States due to his refusal to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Well Djokovic, that it was announced last August 15 by your federacinwill not be in Group B in Valencia, which his country shares with Spain, Canada and South Korea.
This was confirmed by Viktor Troicki, the coach and personal friend of the Balkan tennis player, to Serbian media Sportki Zurnal: “He won’t be able to be with us, but he will play in Malaga if we qualify“.
The return to action of the 21 Major champion will take place from September 23 to 25 at the Laver Cup in London and later at the Tel Aviv Open 250, from this month’s 26th to October 2nd.
Serbia is left with a quartet to travel to Valencia consisting of Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, Laslo Djere and Miomir Kecmanovic. Troicki could bring in a doubles player to replace ‘Nole’.
Davidovitch, it would be doubtful
Alexander Davidovichwho was injured in yesterday’s round of 16 match at the US Open, is due for tests upon arrival in Spain but it is a serious doubt for the group stage of the Davis Cup. Spain start on September 14 with the Serbs, but Sergi Bruguera called up his men this Friday in Valencia to resume training the next day.
Canada could be in the headlines
For its part, Canada, which had fielded a team of circumstances with Vasek Pospisil as its best asset, tried to recruit Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov to the cause once Aliassime and Shapovalov lost the first week of the US Open. states and can arrive rested for the appointment.
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