Novak Djokovic withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

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Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal in order to get further rest after winning Wimbledon.

The world No 1 won his 16th Grand Slam with victory against Roger Federer in Wimbledon’s longest singles final to retain his title.

Four-time champion Djokovic last won the Rogers Cup, which rotates between Montreal and Toronto, in 2016 and joins Federer in opting to skip the Masters 1000 event.

“I’m sorry to announce that I decided to pull out of Rogers Cup,” Djokovic, who will look to defend the US Open next month, said.

“With the support of my team, I have decided to give my body longer rest and recovery time before coming back again to play.

Djokovic last won the Rogers Cup in 2016

Djokovic last won the Rogers Cup in 2016

“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.”

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