‘Excited’ Djokovic confirms US Open participation

France 24 | Aug 13, 2020 at 7:50 PM
  • Novak Djokovic confirmed on Thursday he will play at the US Open, the world number one ending speculation about his presence at the first Grand Slam tournament since the season restarted following the coronavirus-enforced shutdown.
  • The list of absentees includes four-time champion Rafael Nadal, women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and her fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios.
  • Kyrgios was among those to serve up verbal volleys, describing Djokovic’s decision to put on the ill-fated Adria Tour as “boneheaded”.