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No Toronto bid for Novak

26th July 2019, 14:10 by Gareth Freeman

Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Toronto as he needs more time to recover from his Wimbledon triumph.

The world number one claimed a 16th Grand Slam title at SW19 earlier this summer as he saw off Roger Federer in a thrilling five-set final.

Federer announced he would miss the event in Canada after Wimbledon and now Djokovic has followed suit, meaning Rafael Nadal will be the top seed at the Rogers Cup.

Djokovic intends to make a return to action at the Montreal Masters later in August as he prepares for the final major of the year, the US Open.

"I'm sorry to announce that I decided to pull out of Rogers Cup," said Djokovic. "With the support of my team, I have decided to give my body longer rest and recovery time before coming back again to play.

"I love Canada and I have many friends there that always make me feel like I'm at home, and I'm looking forward to coming back again to play in front of all of you in Montreal."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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