Novak Djokovic will not be in Indian Wells to prepare the first Masters 1000 of the men’s circuit. “I’m sorry I can’t see my fans in Indian Wells and not play in the desert, my favorite place. I hope to see you next year!”, has written the Serbian in his social networks.
I am sorry I won’t get to see my fans in Indian Wells and play in the desert, my favourite place to go. I hope to see you next year! @BNPPARIBASOPEN
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 29, 2021
Thus, Djokovic leaves in the air when he will return to the slopes. The Serbian already warned after his defeat against Medvedev in the US Open final that he did not know if he would play again this year. His decision could be due to frustration after failing to win the Grand Slam.
Djokovic, who already won the tournament in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, continues to be tied at 20 Grand Slams with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, that they will not play the tournament either, that It will be held from October 4 to 17.
“We are disappointed that Novak cannot join us,” said Tournament Director Tommy Haas. “We hope to see you again at Tennis Paradise next March to see you fight for your sixth title in the desert.” added.