Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Miami Open to spend more time with his family. Djokovic had sustained a tear in his abdominal muscle during his successful defence of the Australian Open. He had planned to return for the Miami Masters before playing the Monte Carlo Masters and his home ATP250 event.
“Dear fans, I’m very sorry to announce that this year I won’t travel to Miami to compete,” Djokovic tweeted. “I decided to use this precious time at home to stay with my family. With all restrictions, I need to find balance in my time on tour and at home. I look forward to coming back next year.”
Earlier, Rafael Nadal too withdrew from the event to recover from a back injury while Roger Federer earlier withdrew as he works his way back to fitness after 12 months out following two knee operations.