World No 1 Novak Djokovic says he’s not sure if he’ll play tennis again this year.
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This follows the Serb’s devastating 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Russian Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.
It saw Djokovic miss out on becoming the first male player to win a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
The 34-year-old Djokovic, who won this year’s Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon crowns, is scheduled to play the Indian Wells Masters next month, as well as the ATP Finals in Turin in November.
However, it appears likely that he’ll skip the remainder of the season.
“Let me tell you – I have no plan, absolutely nothing,” Djokovic said, as quoted by Sportklub. “I don’t know if I’m going to play anything, anywhere… I’m just here in New York right now.”
Djokovic never looked comfortable against Medvedev and admitted he was beaten by the better player on the day.
“I think that I really tried to do everything in my power to prepare in the best possible way, to bring myself to the optimal state of body, mind, and spirit,” he said. “I really don’t know what I would change, I really did my best… I simply played against a better player – who had more enthusiasm and energy.”
Djokovic remains level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles.
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