Novak Djokovic opts out of Davis Cup quarter-final after Wimbledon exit
Novak Djokovic will not play for Serbia in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Andy Murray’s Great Britain after crashing out of Wimbledon on Saturday.tennis Updated: Jul 03, 2016 01:35 IST
Novak Djokovic will not play for Serbia in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Andy Murray’s Great Britain after crashing out of Wimbledon on Saturday.
World number one Djokovic suffered his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2009 when he lost in the third round to Sam Querrey 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) at the All England Club.
It ended his 30-match win streak in the majors as well as his hopes of going on to complete the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969.
The 29-year-old said he “wasn’t 100%” and would not lead Serbia against the defending Davis Cup champions in Belgrade from July 15-17.
“No, I’m not going to play Davis Cup,” he said when asked about his plans.
Despite Djokovic’s withdrawal from the tie, world number Murray insisted he intends to play in the tie.
“My plan is to play. But I yeah also need to see how things go at the end of this event. It has been a long few months for me already,” said Murray.
“I need to just assess how I’m feeling at the end of the event, and hopefully I can go a long way here. That’s what my target is.
“But I’m not basing my decision on Novak. I want to play in the tie. If I’m physically fit, I’ll be there.”
First Published: Jul 03, 2016 01:27 IST