Novak Djokovic indignantly denied choosing the US Open due to Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal.
Nadal is the current head of the US Open, but this year he withdrew from the opportunity for security and planning reasons.
With Roger Federer also out due to injury, many have suggested that Djokovic is simply trying to take advantage of his unfortunate shortcomings.
However, he apologized for these cases, and rightly so, considering that Nadal has not been sentenced to Djokovic on a hard court since 2013.
“I was not happy with my choice because Rafa took a step back when people needed to listen,” Novak Djokovic told reporters.
“I decided months ago to come to the US Open and play here because I really had to start over on hard ground where I felt most comfortable.
“This is where I have the most power. I love playing at the US Open.
So I called to come but I was not 100% sure if this was going to happen or not until some areas of interest were characterized and explained before coming here what was the unusual exclusion of returning to Europe without isolation etc.
It was clear that he would only do this almost seven days before arriving in New York.
“I didn’t know if I was going to play or not because things were so unpredictable. However, we talk about many different topics.
“For me it is crucial that the main point to be confirmed, for us players, is this extraordinary exclusion of returning to Europe without being isolated, to really have the opportunity to play in European leagues like Rome or Kitzbühel. Along with or something else on the temporary calendar. “.”