Novak Djokovic has pulled out of Serbia’s upcoming Davis Cup group stage matches after citing “personal reasons” for his withdrawal.
The 21-time grand slam champion – who was barred from playing at the US Open because of his unvaccinated status – was due to travel to Spain for his country’s Davis Cup group stage matches.
Serbia is due to face Spain, Korea and Canada in the teams event but it has been confirmed that Djokovic will take no part.
Serbia captain Viktor Troicki revealed that Djokovic had informed them of his decision, meaning the 35-year-old will not be leading the team as they aim to repeat their incredible triumph in the event in 2010.
“Nole (Djokovic) will not play for personal reasons. It’s his personal matter,” Troicki said.
“Simply, this time he will be prevented from playing, but he will join the national team if we qualify for the final tournament in Malaga in November.”
Not long after the announcement, fans noticed the 21-time major champion sporting a bandage on his left wrist.
The news left tennis fans devastated on social media, with many hoping he wasn’t carrying any form of injury.